Manitoba minimum wage to rise by 20 cents this fall

Bump will ensure province remains competitive: Minister
|payroll-reporter.com|Last Updated: 04/17/2018
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A research farm is pictured near Carman, Man., Aug. 3, 2017. REUTERS/Zachary Prong

Manitoba’s minimum wage will rise to $11.35 as of Oct. 1, the provincial government announced April 11.

The increase of 20 cents per hour from $11.15 ensures that Manitoba remains competitive with other provinces, said Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen.

“Our commitment is to provide sustainable and predictable increases to Manitoba’s minimum wage,” he said. 

“Last year we passed legislation to index minimum wage with the rate of inflation through a fully transparent formula.  We are improving wages for working Manitobans and providing predictability for businesses that create jobs and generate growth in our economy.”

The adjustment is based on Manitoba’s 2017 inflation rate of 1.6 per cent, and rounding up to the nearest five cents.

Amendments were made to the Employment Standards Code in 2017 that provide a consistent and predictable way of indexing Manitoba’s minimum wage based on the change in the previous calendar year’s Consumer Price Index, said Pedersen.

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