H2S Certificate Extension:

In recognition that COVID-19 will prevent some workers from renewing their certificates, Energy Safety Canada will be offering a certificate extension for H2S Alive. Any H2S Certificate of Completion previously issued by Energy Safety Canada that has an expiry date between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 will be deemed by Energy Safety Canada to have not expired and will remain valid up to and including September 1, 2020.

This period will be further reviewed as the situation continues to develop. Agreement to this temporary extension is at the employer’s discretion, but until COVID-19 is under control we are asking all employers, and industry, to support these measures. Read the full release from Energy Safey Canada's website at:


St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate Concessions:

In light of current events and the suspension of training caused by the spread of COVID-19, St. John Ambulance, Alberta Council, with authority from Alberta Labour – OHS, will be making the following concessions on training certification.

Recertification (
Challenge) Grace Period
St. John Ambulance, Alberta Council has extended a grace period for which recertification of Standard and Advanced First Aid certificates can occur by 90-days from the date of expiry. This period is extended for any individual who was affected by the COVID-19 suspension of training for any reason.

Certification Extension
First aiders who are unable to recertify their training prior to certificate expiry will have their certificate expirations extended to allow them to recertify at a later opportunity. This applies to certificates expiring after March 17, 2020. OHS officers will have flexibility in accepting expired workplace first aid certificates as proof of current certification. This extension will be dependent on the length of time that certification/recertification training is hindered. Read the full release from St. John Ambulance at: