Those in the province who earn minimum wage are getting a raise effective the start of the month.
The government is announcing the wage is going up 22 cents an hour and will sit at 10.72 an hour.
In a release, Labour Minister Don Morgan says this increase combined with other supports and tax exemptions will help ease the financial burden for low-income earners.
There are approximately 23-thousand people earning minimum wage in the province.
A Regina anti-poverty advocate says an increase in the minimum wage from 10.50 to 10.72 won’t do a lot.
Peter Gilmer says the increase isn’t even close to being enough to help low income wage earners struggling to pay the bills.
Gilmer says a study which came out two years ago showed a living wage to be above 16 dollars an hour in Regina which is something many should be pushing for.