Minister Jason Copping

We are pleased to welcome Minister Jason Copping as a Leadership Panel participant at the TIES Conference 2020.

Minister Copping was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Varsity.

With over 20 years of senior management experience in labour relations, human resources and corporate affairs, Minister Copping is well acquainted with the Labour and Immigration portfolio.  Working in the transportation industry, he has led teams in the development and implementation of labour relations strategies, negotiated and administered collective agreements, and presented cases before labour arbitrators.

More recently, Minister 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.

Minister 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.  He 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 makes 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.

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