Minimum wage in Saskatchewan is set to increase in October.
The current minimum wage of 10 dollars and 50 cents will increase to 10 dollars and 72 cents on October 1.
The change will affect more than 23-thousand people in Saskatchewan. More than half the people earning minimum wage are under 25 years old.
“Indexing the minimum wage means people don’t fall behind,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “This increase is just one way our Government helps low wage earners.”
This will be the eighth increase to the wage since 2007.