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No. 2021-11


Office of the Minister




WHEREAS the Minister of Labour and Immigration granted a variance pursuant to section 74.1 respecting section 63.1(2) of the Employment Standards Code (Code) to West Edmonton Mall Property Inc. and 846396 Alberta Ltd., operating as West Edmonton Mall Inn (collectively, WEM) in Ministerial Order No. 2020-45 (M.O. 2020-45);


WHEREAS the Minister of Labour and Immigration amended M.O. 2020-45 in Ministerial Order No. 2020-56 (M.O. 2020-56);


WHEREAS section 74.1(5) of the Code provides the authority for the Minister to amend an order made under section 74.1;


THEREFORE, pursuant to section 74.1(5) of the Code and on application by WEM, I, Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration, hereby amend M.O. 2020-45, as amended by M.O. 2020-56, as follows, and subject to the following terms and conditions:

1        By striking out “more than 30 consecutive days after March 1, 2021” in clause 1 and substituting “more than 29 consecutive days after June 1, 2021”.

2        By striking out “lapses April 1, 2021” in clause 6 and substituting “lapses July 1, 2021”.

3        WEM must provide a copy of this Order to the employees as soon as possible.

4        The Minister may, at any time, amend or revoke this Order.

This Order comes into effect on the date set out below.



DATED at Edmonton, Alberta this 29th day of March, 2021.







                                                                        Jason Copping

                                                                        Minister of Labour and Immigration