Alberta minimum wage increase to $12.20 on Oct. 1, 2016

Settlement ISC Community

On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, Alberta’s general minimum wage will be increased from $11.20/hour to $12.20/hour. The increase in minimum wage is part of the Government of Alberta’s goal to raise the minimum wage to $15.00/hour by 2018.

Upcoming changes to minimum wage 2016-2018

Type of employee October 1, 2016 October 1, 2017 October 1, 2018
Most employees – General minimum wage $12.20/hour $13.60/hour $15/hour
Liquor servers (as of Oct. 1, 2016 the liquor server rate was eliminated) $12.20/hour $13.60/hour $15/hour
(including land agents and certain professionals)
$486/week $542/week $598/week
Domestic employees
(living in their employer’s home)
$2,316/month $2,582/month $2,848/month


For more information, please visit the Government of Alberta website: