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Alberta prompt payment comes into effect August 2022

February 28, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun

February 28, 2022 – The Alberta Construction Association has provided an update on prompt payment in that province.

The new Prompt Payment & Construction Lien Act (renamed Builders’ Lien Act), which introduces prompt payment, changes to the existing Builders’ Lien Act, and an adjudication process comes into effect August 29, 2022.

The association has provided several resources to help everyone get prepared:

• A consolidation of the old act with amendments (PDF): AB PP Feb2022 Old Act with Amendments


• Prompt Pay Regulations (PDF): AB PP Feb2022 Prompt Pay Regulations

• Frequently Asked Questions (PDF): AB PP Feb2022 FAQ

Alberta Construction Association also says educational webinars will be offered to members starting in April. They will be presented by the construction group of the Gowling WLGs law firm, “which has first-hand knowledge of the new legislation and its practical impact”.

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