On February 5, 2014, Agnès Maltais, Minister of Labour, announced an increase to the minimum wage from $10.15 to $10.35 per hour in Quebec effective May 1, 2014.

The minimum wage for employees earning income from tips will increase from $8.75 to $8.90 per hour effective May 1 as well.

The news release is available in French, and may be read online here.

What happens next

We will intensify our discussions with our partners to make sure that any increase in the minimum wage is justified by economic factors and takes into consideration all the costs that retailers must assume in terms of human resources.

If you have any questions or comments, please call Jean-Guy Côté at 514-982-0267, extension 332, or email [email protected].