Legislativew Roundup

Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 09/01/2015


Reminder: Minimum wages going up Oct. 1

The general minimum wage rate in Alberta will rise from $10.20 an hour to $11.20 on Oct. 1. The minimum wage rate for liquor servers will go from $9.20 an hour to $10.70. The increase is part of a two-step plan to eliminate a separate liquor server rate as of Oct. 1, 2016.

Notley has previously said the government plans to increase the general minimum wage rate to $15 an hour by 2018. It has been consulting with industry associations that represent employers that typically pay minimum wage, as well as labour and public interest advocacy organizations, about establishing a new way to set minimum wage rates.

Other minimum wage rates will also increase on Oct. 1. The rate for certain salespersons specified in provincial regulations will rise from $406 per week to $446. The rate for domestic employees who live in their employer’s residence will increase from $1,937 per month to $2,127.