Campaign for $15 minimum wage continues

Alberta lone province to adopt rate
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 03/01/2017

Workers’ rights activists across Canada are continuing to push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage despite little interest in it so far from provincial governments.

Labour unions and anti-poverty activists in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have launched campaigns calling on their governments to raise the minimum wage rate to at least $15. To date, all of the governments have refused to do so or have remained silent on the issue.

So far, Alberta is the only province in Canada to adopt a $15 minimum wage.