Commonly requested Acts and Regulations
The regulations in this section have been selected because they are frequently searched by small businesses. However, there are numerous Acts, Regulations and bylaws that govern starting and operating a small business in Alberta. To ensure your business complies with all requirements you should speak with your lawyer and financial advisor. For more information, please contact a small business advisor.
For most industries in Alberta, workers’ compensation coverage is required by law.
Describes the requirements for setting up an incorporated company, and responsibilities once it's established.
Outlines the requirements for establishing a business under a trade name (sole proprietorship) or a partnership (partnership, limited partnership or limited liability partnership) and responsibilities once established.
Protects Alberta consumers from unfair business practices before, during or after a consumer transaction.
Helps to protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace.
Outlines the obligations of all employers related to smoking in the workplace.
Incorporated businesses are responsible for filing corporation taxes.
Business obligations related to human rights and workplace accessibility.
Outlines responsibilities of employers to all their employees.
Describes the responsibilities of employers relating to the use and protection of personal information.
Responsibilities of businesses to ensure the safety of all employees in a workplace.
Describes an employer's responsibilities related to allowing employees time off to vote in a provincial election.
Outlines an employer's responsibilities related to allowing employees time off work to vote in a municipal election.
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