Minimum Wage Increase to Take Effect Oct. 1

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The Manitoba government reminds Manitobans the minimum wage will go up by 20 cents to $11.35 as of Oct. 1, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen said today.

“We are improving wages for working Manitobans and as of Oct.1, the minimum wage is increasing to $11.35,” said Pedersen.  “We remain committed to indexing Manitoba’s minimum wage with the rate of inflation in a predictable and sustainable way.”

This adjustment is based on Manitoba’s 2017 inflation rate of 1.6 per cent and rounding up to the nearest five cents.

In 2017, amendments were made to the Employment Standards Code that provide a consistent and predictable way of indexing Manitoba’s minimum wage through a simple, transparent formula, Pedersen noted.

Information on the minimum wage and other employment standards is available at www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards.