The Government of Alberta is boosting the minimum wage on Sunday (October 1).
Alberta workers will now get paid $13.60 per-hour, going up from $12.20 per-hour.
“All hard-working people deserve to earn enough money to support themselves and their families. Our government is staying true to our commitment to make life better for those Albertans who earn the bare minimum. This increase will boost the spending power of low-income people, which supports Alberta’s economic recovery," said Christina Gray, Alberta Minister of Labour.
This is the third step in the government's gradual phase-in of a $15-per-hour minimum wage by Oct. 1, 2018.
More than 292,000 Albertans earn less than $15 per hour. The annual gross income of citizens working full-time at minimum wage will go up almost $3,000 to $28,288 a year.
There are separate weekly and monthly minimum wages for some salespersons and domestic employees.