This page tracks updates of frequently evolving exemptions, expirations and relaunch dates in Alberta. If you have any suggestions or updates, please email us at

Transportation Industry

May 31

Reminder: On May 31, 2020, in an effort to safeguard online information, the Government of Alberta is changing the carrier login to Alberta Transportation IRP Online System (ATIOS).  At that time, users will start using MyAlberta Digital ID for Business (MADIB), to sign on to ATIOS. Once signed in, ATIOS will continue look and function as it does today.

Creating a MyAlberta Digital ID for Business Account (MADIB)
MADIB ATIOS fact sheet

May 15
  • Partners in Compliance issues an extension for reporting to May 15
  • Government of Alberta is extends expiry dates of select vehicle inspection certificates until May 15, 2020, if the certificate expires between March 17 and May 15, 2020. More information.
  • Driver Training School licences that are set to expire have
    been extended until May 15, 2020 More information
  • Driving Instructor licences that are set to expire have been
    extended until May 15, 2020 More information

Alberta Transportation Road Ban Order 20 – Road – 08 comes into effect at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 8, 2020. To obtain current road ban information on highways under the control of Alberta Transportation, click here.

August 14
  • Changes that apply only to commercial vehicles providing direct assistance to emergency relief efforts for COVID-19 that will remain in effect until August 14, 2020, or 60 days after the public health emergency order ends:
    -Issuing exemption permits for some hours of service requirements without charging a permit fee;
    -Making it so municipal bylaws that restrict the hours of day commercial vehicles can operate or park are no longer in effect;
    -Increasing the weight that wide base single tires can carry on provincial and municipal roads without a permit;
    -Exempting commercial vehicles from road bans on provincial and municipal roads; and
    -Increasing the weight that commercial vehicles with tridem and tridem drive axle groups can carry on municipal roads to match what they can carry on provincial roads. This does not apply to bridges on the restricted bridge list for vehicles with tridem axles.

Alberta Relaunch

May 4
  • Dental and other health-care workers, such as physiotherapists, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists, audiologists, social workers, occupational therapists, dieticians and more, will be allowed to resume services starting May 4, as long as they are following approved guidelines set by their professional colleges.
May 14
  • Alberta Parks’ online reservation system will be available May 14 to book site visits beginning June 1. Out-of-province bookings will not be processed.
  • With increased infection prevention and controls, to minimize the risk of increased transmission of infections, some businesses and facilities can start to gradually resume operations as early as May 14 including: some retail businesses, some personal services like hair parlours, museums and art galleries and summer camps with limited occupancy.

Government Updates

Federal Corporate Tax
  • Federal corporate tax payments and installment payments are not required until August 31 (The due date for filing federal income taxes has been pushed back to June 1).
  • As of March 30, Alberta student loan payments were paused for six months, and should resume September 2020