Workers in northeast Winnipeg earning minimum wage can expect to take home an extra quarter per hour in the fall.
The province has announced there will be an increase in minimum wage starting Wed., Oct. 1 from $10.70 an hour, up from $10.45 an hour. This ranks Manitoba the fourth highest alongside other Canadian jurisdictions, officials say.
"We have increased the minimum wage every year since 2000," said Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun in a recent news release.
"This most recent increase builds on our long-term plan to provide the lowest wage earners increased purchasing power, so they can better provide for themselves and their families. It also contributes to a vibrant labour market that will help Manitoba businesses attract and retain workers."
For more information about the minimum wage and other employment standards, go online at www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards