Yesterday Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced an anticipated increase in minimum wage.

Effective October 1, 2018 the Manitoba minimum wage will increase 20 cents per hour, from the current rate of $11.15 to the new rate of $11.35, reflecting an inflation rate of 1.6 percent.

In 2017 the government passed legislation that now indexes minimum wage with the rate of inflation, a fully transparent and predictable formula supported by RCC.

Next Steps:

• Information on the minimum wage and other employment standards is available at www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact: John Graham, Director, Government Relations (Prairie Region) at 204-926-8624 or [email protected].