Jason Copping

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About Jason

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.

In the Community


MLA Update September 18, 2020

With the official start to fall just around the corner many of you are back into the new normal routine of school and activities. Of course with fall and colder weather means we are hitting flu season.

MLA Update September 4, 2020

This week Alberta celebrated its 115th anniversary. Like so many of you I am proud to call Alberta home.

September Article

Last spring, on the advice of Dr. Hinshaw, the Government of Alberta decided to suspend in class school and turned to on-line classes.

MLA Update August 21, 2020

As we look ahead to the fall and the return to school I want to assure you that the health and safety of all Albertans is top of mind with the return to school plan.

MLA Update August 7, 2020

Our Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced that we are seeing a resurgence in cases, especially in the Calgary zone.

MLA Update July 24, 2020

It’s still important as we re-open to stay 2 metres away from people outside your cohort. If you are more than a metre away from someone with COVID-19, you are five times less likely to get an infection than someone who is closer, and the risk is even lower when that distance is two metres.



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