Province looking to increase minimum wage

The Government of Saskatchewan is looking to increase the minimum wage.

Premier Scott Moe said that they are actively looking at opportunities to increase affordability in the province.

“One of the ways is a market-based adjustment to a minimum here in the province that would be above and beyond the formula that we have in place.”

Moe said more details would be coming, but the increase would be substantial.

“I think this is one of the areas where the Government will lead and support not only Saskatchewan residents, but those low-income families, those who are on minimum wage or close to the minimum wage in the province.”

Saskatchewan currently has the lowest minimum wage in the country at $11.81 per hour, which would equal $24,500 before taxes for one person working 40 hours per week and if that person took holidays through the entire 52-week calendar.

The province’s minimum wage is over a dollar lower than the average minimum wage for Canada of $12.85.

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