MB - Minimum Wage Increases Effective April 1, 2006
By CO Staff @canadaone | April 1, 2006
Effective April 1st, 2006 minimum wage will rise by 35 cents to $7.60 an hour.
The minimum wage was $6 an hour on Dec. 31, 1999. The increases have been introduced in increments of 25 cents an hour every year up to 2005, bringing the rate to $7.25 an hour. The 35-cent scheduled increase was announced in December and represents a total increase of 26 per cent since 1999.
The next scheduled increase for the minimum wage is April 1, 2007, when the rate will rise by 40 cents to $8 an hour.
This increase will maintain Manitoba's position near the middle of rates among Canadian jurisdictions. Minimum wages across Canada in decending order as of March 1, 2006 were:
|Prince Edward Island||$6.80;|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||$6.50;|
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