December 10, 2018

Minimum age for employment in Alberta is going up

The minimum age for employment in Alberta is increasing to 13 effective January 1, 2019. This will help ensure youth are protected and align the province more closely with international standards.

Youth aged 12 and under may only be employed in artistic endeavours, such as acting in a television program or performing on stage, and only with a permit.

The new rules don’t apply to volunteers, contractors, youth employed on farms and ranches, or to casual work such as babysitting or snow shovelling.

If you took the opportunity to participate in the consultations regarding Alberta’s youth employment rules, we thank you for your input.
Visit the Employment Standards website for full details

Registration is still open for free online webinars – save your space today! Topics covered include holiday pay and averaging agreements.

The Government of Alberta is continuing its popular online webinars about Employment Standards. Learn about minimum rules for hours of work and pay, general holidays or how to set up the new averaging agreements.

For additional details on what's covered visit the webinar page or sign up for a webinar at the registration page.

For more information
Please visit the Employment Standards website for more information on the employment standards changes.

Employer tool kits, brochures or worksite posters are available here.

Order your hard copy material by submitting an online form or calling the Employment Standards Contact Centre at 780-427-3731 or toll-free at 1-877-427-3731.