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Business, Finance and Real Estate

Auctioneer

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

Contact

Consumer Contact Centre
Government of Alberta

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

Legislation

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 as set by the Government of Alberta.

What You Need

To be qualified an auctioneer 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 Director of Fair Trading

OR

  • Be a member in good standing of the Auctioneers’ Association of Alberta

For the list of currently recognized auction courses, contact the Consumer Contact Centre.

Working in Alberta

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

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

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