Government Legislation to be Introduced on Labour Code and Employment Standards


The Alberta government on Wednesday May 24, are set to introduce legislation which will bring forward changes to the labour code and Employment standards. ACA will be in the briefing and will be preparing further comment once the full extent of the changes are made known to us.

The government began seeking public consultation on these changes in March through a survey due last month and through consultations with industry including ACA at the beginning of April.  ACA also filled in the survey and gave a submission to the government regarding the review.

We will be updating our members and the media after the legislation is introduced regarding our position in the next few days.

Government Seeks ACA Input on Contract Language


Alberta Infrastructure has advised ACA that they have found it necessary based on delays on recent schools projects to strengthen their contract language to provide for remedies in the event of non-compliance with the conditions agreed to in the contracts. Note that the amendments were incorporated into a procurement that is currently out for response with a closing date of May 30, 2017.  (Taber School). At the present time, AB Infrastructure is not contemplating to apply liquidated damages to design consultants.

AB Infrastructure has invited ACA to submit any comments/ questions/ suggestions within 2 weeks.  Please submit your comments to by May 29.


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Alberta Government Offers a New Business Energy Savings Program

Contractors, distributors, and manufacturers who sell and install high-efficiency products are invited to partner with Energy Efficiency Alberta to help facility owners and managers understand options to save energy and reduce operating costs.

Energy Efficiency Alberta is the new Government of Alberta agency dedicated to helping the province save energy through public education about energy use, rebate programs, and other activities related to energy efficiency.

This new program offers information and rebates that encourage organizations to choose high-efficiency models when purchasing products such as lighting, heating and cooling equipment, and water heaters.

The session discussions will centre on:

  • Customer eligibility information
  • Details on which products are eligible for rebates
  • How much products will be rebated
  • How the application process works
  • Guidance on how to work with the program to grow your business through increased sales and installations of high-efficiency products

In-Person Sessions:

Date Location Venue
May 17 Edmonton Holiday Inn Express Downtown
10010 – 104 St
Edmonton, AB
9:30 – 11:30AM
May 18 Red Deer Baymont Inn & Suites and Conference Centre
4311 – 49 Avenue
Red Deer, AB
9:30 – 11:30AM
May 19 Calgary Sandman Calgary City Centre
888 – 7th Avenue SW,
Calgary, AB
9:30 – 11:30AM
May 23 Lethbridge Coast Lethbridge Hotel and Conference Centre
526 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, AB
9:30 – 11:30AM
May 24 Edmonton Campus Tower Suite Hotel
11145 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
9:30 – 11:30AM
May 25 Fort McMurray Radisson Hotel
435 Gregoire Dr
Fort McMurray, AB
9:30 – 11:30AM
May 26 Edmonton Holiday Inn Express Downtown
10010 – 104 St
Edmonton, AB
9:30 – 11:30AM
May 29 Grande Prairie Sandman Hotel
9805 – 100th St,
Grande Prairie, AB
9:30 – 11:30AM

They are also offering daily webinars to provide the information to those who can’t make the in-person events. Webinar details will be on the Energy Efficiency Alberta website.

Space at both the in-person and online events is limited, so be sure to show up in person early. Registrations for webinars will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please feel free to share this information with others in your network.

If you have further questions please contact the program manager: