Standards and Definitions

Employment standards are minimum standards of employment for employers and employees in the workplace. In Alberta, employment standards are contained in the Employment Standards Code and Regulation. Through these laws, minimum standards of employment have been established for:

    Where legislated standards do not fit the unique circumstances of a workplace, it may be necessary to obtain a permit for a variation or relief from a standard. See Apply for an Employment Permit.

    Created: 2001-11-22
    Modified: 2014-01-31
    PID: 996

    Contact Employment Standards

    Call the Employment Standards Contact Centre for general information or submit an inquiry online:

    • 780‑427‑3731 (Edmonton area)
    • 1‑877‑427‑3731 (Toll-free)

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