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Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Toll Free 1-877-644-9992

Business, Finance and Real Estate


Auctioneers arrange and advertise auction sales, assess goods and property, run bidding, and sell items to the highest bidders.


Consumer Contact Centre
Government of Alberta

Call: 780-427-4088
Call toll-free within Alberta: 1-877-427-4088


Under Alberta’s Consumer Protection Act [pdf] and Public Auctions Regulation [pdf], anyone who conducts the bidding at a sale by public auction in the province must meet the qualifications set by the Government of Alberta.

What You Need

To qualify as an auctioneer in Alberta, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a legal resident under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Have completed an auction course recognized by the Government of Alberta, or have auctioneer experience in another jurisdiction for at least 1 year immediately before the auction date


For the list of currently recognized auction courses, contact the Government of Alberta or visit the Government of Alberta website.

Working in Alberta

Auctioneers who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada, or who have auctioneer experience in another jurisdiction for at least 1 year prior to the date of the auction, are considered qualified to conduct an auction in Alberta.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the Government of Alberta website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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