Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Minimum Wage Increase

"Alberta's minimum wage rose from $7 to $8 this Labour Day long weekend. The raise brings Alberta in line with the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba, which all have $8 minimums.

The Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut all have slightly higher minimum wages.

Minimum wage is lowest in the Maritimes, where it ranges from $7 to $7.50 an hour." Read More

I don't think this will have much of an impact as less than 1.7% of wage earners in Alberta are earning minimum wage. I hear countless stories of fast food restaurants trawling the teenage customers offering incredible salaries because there just isn't anybody to do the work.

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