Well Alberta, it’s actually happening – After promising wage increases in their 2015 campaign, the Alberta’s NDP government has announced that in 2018, the province’s minimum wage will be $15.
The pay increase is set to roll out in stages. It begins at $12.20 per hour on October 1, 2016 – then, a second increase to $13.60 an hour on October 1, 2017, ending with the final bump up to $15 on October 1, 2018.
The provincial government approved this plan on September 9, 2016.
According to a press release, over 59 thousand Albertans currently work on minimum wage; 61% of which are women.
Another exciting bit is that the province also intends to change the minimum wage for servers and bartenders – this is due to the fact usually is a dollar less per hour to compensate for tips.
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