Alberta Minimum Wage Increase to $15.00 on Oct. 1 2018

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On October 1, 2018, Alberta’s general minimum wage will be increased to $15.00 an hour. Minimum wage is the lowest amount that can be paid to an employee by law. In Alberta, employers must pay their employees at least the minimum wage. Minimum wage is the same for adults, liquor servers, adolescents, youth and disabled people. 

Upcoming changes to minimum wage 2017-2018:

Employee type Oct 1, 2017 Oct 1, 2018
General $13.60/hour $15/hour
Salespersons
(including land agents and certain professionals)
$542/week $598/week
Domestic employees
(living in their employers home)
$2,582/month $2,848/month

For more information, you can visit the Government of Alberta’s website.

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