Manitoba Raising Minimum Wage by 20 Cents in October

Manitoba Raising Minimum Wage by 20 Cents in October

Minimum WageMinimum wage earners in Manitoba will add a couple more change to their pockets this fall.

The province is increasing the minimum wage by 20 cents to $11.35 per hour effect October 1.

“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,” said Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen in a statement.

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

Political critics say it’s time for the province to boost the minimum wage to at least $15 per hour.

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