This October 1 took effect the increase of the minimum wage in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Alberta is where the largest increase recorded since the minimum wage will increase from 10.20 to $ 11.20 per hour, an increase of almost 10%.
This province had one of the lowest in Canada pay. Therefore, the prime minister of the province, Rachel Notley, had committed to bringing the minimum wage to $ 15 per hour by 2018, which has been criticized by the private sector.
Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador are both increasing their minimum hourly wages by 25 cents on Thursday, bringing Ontario’s rate up to $11.25 and Newfoundland and Labrador’s up to $10.50.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan recorded an increase of 30 cents an hour, with new salaries for 11 and $ 10.50 per hour, respectively.
With the increases that take effect today, New Brunswick becomes the province with the lowest minimum wage to $ 10.30 an hour, while the Northwest Territories had the highest of $ 12.50 per hour.