Human Resources & Operations
Alberta Employment Standards
Every province and the federal government have jurisdiction over employment and labour for specific types of employers, and each business will either be federally or provincially regulated. In Alberta, employment standards are contained in the Employment Standards Code and Regulation. Through these provincial laws, minimum standards of employment have been established for various categories. To learn more about how each of these employment categories is regulated, click here.
The Alberta Government also provides a toolkit that helps employers understand their rights and obligations under Employment Standards legislation. This kit provides information on legislation, condensed guides and fact sheets, explanations of processes and procedures, sample forms and templates, plus links to further information. To access the Employment Standards Toolkit, click here.
Training and Education for Employees
There are several educational institutions and training centres in the central Alberta region. The JEDI region has a strong focus on skilled trades in the oil and gas, manufacturing and agriculture industries. JEDI can assist with planning, guidance and partnership for employee training and education.
Regional Initiatives for Labour
JEDI is a part of regional initiative for labour with a group that includes local municipalities, the Alberta Government, regional educational institutes and training centres. The mandate for this group is to increase the efficiency of regional labour and team with key employers to provide growth and resource programs. If your organization could benefit from group employee training in a project or team program, JEDI can assess any solution that can be provided regionally.
For more information on the JEDI region’s labour force and to view the JEDI Regional Labour Study, go to our Workforce section.
Government Labour Grants for Employers
There are a large number of provincial and federal grant programs available to Canadian companies. They assist in in various areas of workforce development. To access information on these grants, go to our Grants section.