Released on September 27, 2016
Saskatchewan’s minimum wage will increase to $10.72 an hour. The change will take effect on October 1, 2016.
“Increases to the minimum wage, when combined with other supports and tax exemptions, help ease the financial burden for low-income earners,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “By annually reviewing the minimum wage, we have created a predictable system for employees and business owners.”
Saskatchewan’s legislation provides for an annual review based on changes to the consumer price index and the average hourly wage.
Any changes to the minimum wage are announced by June 30 each year. Any changes take effect October 1.
There are approximately 23,200 minimum wage earners in Saskatchewan’s workforce. The majority (56 per cent) are under the age of 25 and largely work in the accommodations, food services or retail industries.
For more information about Saskatchewan’s minimum wage, visit www.saskatchewan.ca.
For more information, contact:
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety