Saskatchewan's minimum wage increases to $13.00 per hour on October 1, 2022

Effective October 1, 2022, Saskatchewan’s minimum wage has increased to $13.00 per hour. 

Prior to 2022, the minimum wage in Saskatchewan was indexed annually. This meant the minimum wage rate was calculated using changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a collection of goods and services typically purchased by households, and the Average Hourly Wage in Saskatchewan for the previous year.

In 2022, amendments to The Minimum Wage Regulations allowed the province to set these planned increases:

  • Effective October 1, 2022, the minimum wage is $13.00 per hour.
  • Effective October 1, 2023, the minimum wage will be $14.00 per hour.
  • Effective October 1, 2024, the minimum wage will be $15.00 per hour.
After the adjustment in October 2024, the province will resume the practice of adjusting minimum wage using an indexation formula.

Most employees must be paid at least minimum wage for each hour they are required to work, permitted to work, or are at the employer’s disposal (i.e., under control or direction by their employer) and entitled to wages. Employees who are farm, ranch, or market garden labourers do not have to be paid minimum wage.

Changes to the minimum wage must be announced on or before June 30th of each year and will take effect October 1st of the same year.

For more information on minimum wage or other Employment Standards visit Saskatchewan Employment Standards.

If you want to share how Saskatchewan's minimum wage policies impact your business, contact CFIB Business Resources at 1-833-568-2342 or