Workers who earn minimum wage in Manitoba will get a raise on October 1.
The province is increasing minimum wage to $10.45 an hour, as first announced in its 2013 budget.
“This increase will help the lowest wage earners in Manitoba and keeps pace with expected increases in the consumer price index,” said Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade Minister Peter Bjornson. “Coupled with new training and skills development initiatives, this will help low-income Manitobans retain their purchasing power, continue to contribute to the growth of our economy and improve their education so they can find better paying jobs.”
The increase is up by 20 cents over the current minimum wage.