As of October 1, 2019, Manitoba’s minimum wage will increase 30 cents – from $11.35 per hour to $11.65 per hour.
The increase is based on the province’s 2.5 per cent inflation rate in 2018. According to Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen in a press release, this helps Manitoba stay competitive with other provinces across Canada. “We are providing predictable and sustainable increases to Manitoba’s minimum wage, which achieves the right balance benefitting both employees and employers,” Pedersen notes. “Based on Manitoba’s Consumer Price Index for 2018, the minimum wage increase will help our economy continue to attract new investment and participation in the workforce.”
All provincially-regulated employers with employees who are paid the minimum wage must make the mandatory adjustments by October 1, 2019. For more information, please contact one of our Manitoba labour and employment lawyers.
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