Employment Standards

Employment Standards staff help employees and employers learn about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.


Check out the new changes to Parental Leave and Leave related to Critical Illness.  These changes came into effect June 4, 2018.

Hockey players in the Western Hockey League excluded from Employment Standards  – Effective December 15, 2017 

The Employment Standards Regulation excludes junior hockey players from The Employment Standards Code  if the player is entitled to receive a scholarship for a post-secondary education program.   This exclusion currently only applies to The Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League.   

NEW Fillable application for Child Employment Permits now available!


Minimum Wage 

Minimum wage is $11.15 per hour as of October 1, 2017. As of October 1, 2018, minimum wage will be $11.35 per hour.

Security Guard Minimum Wage: The minimum wage will remain $12.50 per hour. 

Construction minimum wage rates for the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) and Heavy sectors are contained in the Regulations to The Construction Industry Wages Act.