Effective October 1, 2013, Manitoba’s hourly will jump 20 cents from $10.25 to $10.45.  This increase was announced by the Manitoba government in the 2013 provincial budget.

Background:

With this increase, Manitoba now has the highest provincial minimum wage in Canada, despite the Government of Manitoba’s continued claims that Manitobans enjoy the lowest cost of living in the country.  RCC had strongly urged the Manitoba government against further increases to Manitoba’s minimum wage, stating our support for the Manitoba employer communities position of 30 cents over three years beginning in 2010.  We will continue to strongly oppose politically motivated increases to the minimum wage in Manitoba and across the country.

Click here to view the Government of Manitoba’s fact sheet on Manitoba’s minimum wage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact: Lanny McInnes, Director, Prairies at:  [email protected] or (204) 253-1654.