The opening of the new Fairness for Newcomers Office will ensure newcomers can leverage their education and experience to reach their full potential and help grow the economy.
Minister Copping was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Varsity.
Copping has over 20 years of senior management experience in labour relations & human resources and corporate affairs. Working in the transportation industry, he has led teams in the development and implementation of labour relations strategies, negotiated and administered collective agreements, and represented management in labour arbitrations cases.
More recently, Copping has worked as a consultant providing advice and training to clients on labour relations and human resources issues, as well as offering dispute resolution services in the field. He has also served as a part-time member of the Alberta Labour Relations Board.
Copping has taught Labour Relations at the University of Calgary and Labour & Employment Law as well as Human Resource Management at the University of Lethbridge. Jason holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and an LLM with a specialization in Labour & Employment law from Osgoode Hall, York University.
Jason Copping was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Labour and Immigration on April 30, 2019. His extensive background in labour relations make him well positioned to take on this portfolio as Alberta’s government seeks to create more jobs, and deliver on fairness for newcomers entering the workforce, through initiatives like foreign credential recognition and the Fairness For Newcomers Act.
Jason Copping’s March 2020 E-Newsletter
Jason Copping’s February 2020 E-Newsletter
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Requirements and training will be streamlined for
workplace health and safety committees and worker
The Government of Alberta will honour skilled trades
professionals who have contributed to the success
and growth of apprenticeships across the province.
Premier Kenney will meet with Prime Minister
Trudeau, and provincial cabinet ministers with
federal counterparts as they press for a fair deal for
Alberta within Canada.
Government is engaging with the public on potential
changes to support job creators and protect workers.
Beginning in 2020, Alberta will offer extra support for first responders and their families.