On May 15, 2017, the Manitoba government introduced Bill 33 – The Minimum Wage Indexation Act (Employment Standards Code Amended), to annually index the minimum wage based on Manitoba’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rates from the previous calendar year. Annual increases will be determined by no later than April 1st, and will take effect on October 1st each year. This legislation received Royal Assent on June 2, 2017.
As a result, on October 1, 2017, minimum wage will increase from $11.00 to $11.15 per hour.
Other recent or planned changes to occupation-specific minimum wages include:
- The Security Guard minimum wage is $13.40 per hour effective October 1, 2017;
- Heavy construction sector occupational wage increases took effect on May 1, 2017; and,
- Industrial, commercial and institutional sectors and major building construction projects wage increases took effect on January 1, 2017.
To find out more information on occupation-specific increases, read pages 9-13 of Schedules A and B.
To learn about CFIB’s lobbying efforts on minimum wage changes in Manitoba, please visit Small biz calling for help in face of minimum wage increases.
If you have any questions, or would like to share how wage hikes impact your business, please contact Business Resources at 1-888-234-2232 or [email protected].
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