Minimum wage in Saskatchewan is going up this weekend. It increases from $10.72 to $10.96 Sunday.
The 2.2 per cent increase, or 24-cents an hour– which was announced in June — was calculated based on increases to the Consumer Price Index and the Average Hourly Wage for Saskatchewan.
This is the 10th increase to the minimum wage since 2007, when minimum wage was $7.95.
The increase will have the greatest impact on nearly 50-thousand minimum wage and low-wage earners in the province.
Of that group, 62 per cent are women and 35 per cent are youth aged 15 to 19.
Thirty-two per cent of low-wage earners are students.