Alberta minimum wage going up on October 1, 2015

Settlement ISC Employment

On October 1st, 2015, Alberta’s minimum wage increased from $10.20 to $11.20. The minimum wage in Alberta was the lowest in Canada, and it is about to become one of the highest. This increase is part of the Alberta NDP government’s plan of bringing minimum wage to $15 by 2018.

  • an hourly minimum wage of $11.20 for most employees
  • an hourly minimum wage of $10.70 for employees serving liquor as part of their regular job (note the liquor server rate will be eliminated in 2016)
  • a weekly minimum wage of $446 for many salespersons, including land agents and certain professionals
  • a monthly minimum wage of $2,127 for domestic employees.

For more information about Alberta’s general minimum wage, please visit this link.