Alberta’s Minimum Wage Increase Set in Motion

Lori Sigurdson, the Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour issued the following statement today on minimum wage:

“Today our government is pleased to announce the next steps in our plan to raise the minimum wage for Alberta families.

The existing formula for minimum wage increases, based on the consumer price index and average weekly earnings, was inadequate. As such, our government will undertake targeted consultations with key stakeholders through the month of June to establish a new path forward. These meetings will be held with industry associations representing employers who typically employ minimum wage workers, as well as labour and public interest advocacy organizations.

“I look forward to reporting back to Albertans by early July regarding phased increases to the minimum wage taking effect October 1, 2015.”