Despite the economic controversy, Alberta’s NDP government appears to be following through on its promise to increase the province’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. On October 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Alberta will increase from $10.20 to $11.20, with planned further increases in the years to come. Following this initial increase, Alberta will have one of the highest minimum wages in Canada.
In fact, the minimum wage is about to increase in several provinces. For your information, we have listed the Canada’s current minimum wages below, and indicated upcoming increases.
|Jurisdiction||General Minimum Wage Rate*|
|Alberta||$10.20 (increase to $11.20 on October 1, 2015)|
|Manitoba||$10.70 (increase to $11.00 on October 1, 2015)|
|Newfoundland & Labrador||$10.25 (increase to $10.50 on October 1, 2015)|
|Ontario||$11.00 (increase to $11.25 on October 1, 2015)|
|Prince Edward Island||$10.50|
|Saskatchewan||$10.20 (increase to $10.50 on October 1, 2015)|
|Federal||The minimum wage rate applicable for employees under federal jurisdiction is the general adult minimum rate of the province or territory where the employee is usually employed.|