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Minimum Wage Increasing to $9 on October 1

September 28, 2009 11:56 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Canadian MoneyMinimum wage will increase by 25 cents in Manitoba to $9 on October 1, the province announced today.

Labour and Immigration Minister Nancy Allan said, “It is important to continue to help lower-income earners by boosting spending power while at the same time minimizing impacts on business with the staggered increase. This minimum wage increase will help about 28,000 Manitobans.”

Manitoba’s minimum wage has increased incrementally from $6 an hour in 1999.

Future minimum wage increases will be examined and considered down the road.