Prompt Payment Regulations come into force Aug. 29, 2022

The regulations associated with the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (PPCLA) come into force on August 29, 2022.

These regulations apply to contracts in all construction industry sectors and introduce legislated timelines for when contractors and subcontractors must be paid. Also, in the event of a dispute, a new adjudication process will be introduced to attempt to address the issue without going through the court process. The Government of Alberta will be announcing the organization responsible for managing the PPCLA adjudication process on August 29 as well.

Alberta Municipalities and Reynolds Mirth Richards and Farmer (RMRF) LLP collaborated on two webinars in June giving members an overview of this legislation as it applies to municipal projects. Recordings of the webinars can be found here on our website. RMRF’s website features a prompt payment section with lots of useful information. If you have further questions, please send an advocacy [at] (email) to the Advocacy team.