The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act covers all workers except the following industries:

  • Banking
  • Marine Shipping
  • Ferry and Port Services
  • Air transportation, including Airports, Aerodromes and Airlines
  • Railway
  • Road Transportation that involves crossing Provincial or International Borders
  • Canals
  • Pipelines
  • Tunnels and Bridges (crossing provincial borders)
  • Telephone, Telegraph, and Cable Systems
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Grain Elevators
  • Feed and Seed Mills
  • Uranium Mining and Processing
  • Businesses dealing with the protection of Fisheries as a Natural Resource
  • Many First Nation activities
  • Most Federal Crown Corporations

Anyone working in the industries listed above is subject to the Canadian Human Rights Act.  Please see the Canadian Human Rights Act section of the application.

In Alberta, you cannot be discriminated against for the following protected grounds:

  • Race
  • Religious beliefs
  • Colour
  • Gender (which includes pregnancy)
  • Physical disability
  • Mental disability
  • Ancestry
  • Place of origin
  • Marital status
  • Source of income
  • Family status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity and Gender expression
  • Age

If you think you have been discriminated against you can file a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

For more information about the Alberta Human Rights Act please visit:

To file an Alberta Human Rights complaint please visit:

The information on the Alberta Human Rights Act has been gathered from the Alberta Human Rights Commission website.

If you need help filing an Alberta Human Rights complaint, please click on the link.

Disclaimer information:

Alberta Human Rights Commission Northern Regional Office

800 Standard Life Centre

10405 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T5J 4R7

Confidential Inquiry Line: 780-427-7661

Fax: 780-427-6013

Monday to Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alberta Human Rights Commission Southern Regional Office Public Office

Main Floor J.J. Bowlen Building

620 – 7th Avenue SW

Calgary, Alberta

T2P 0Y8

Confidential Inquiry Line: 403-297-6571

Fax: 403-297-6567

Monday to Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.