Quebec’s minimum wage going up

Tipped workers, berry pickers will see increase in wages
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2011

Quebec’s minimum wage is rising 15 cents an hour on May 1, from $9.50 to $9.65.

Different industries will see increases on the same day. Employees who get tips or gratuities will see their minimum wage go from $8.25 per hour to $8.35.

The wage rate in certain sectors of the clothing industry will go up to $9.65 from $9.50.

The minimum rate paid to employees who manually pick certain berries will also increase. Those who pick raspberries will have their per kilogram rate increased from $2.80 to $2.84. Employees picking strawberries will have their wage increase from $0.74 per kilogram to $0.75.

Farm workers not assigned exclusively to picking strawberries or raspberries during a pay period are to be paid the general minimum wage rate.

Starting May 1, 2014, the general minimum wage rate will apply to all agricultural workers.

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