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MB - Minimum Wage Increases Effective April 1, 2006

By CO Staff @canadaone |

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:

Northwest Territories$8.25;
British Columbia$8;
Prince Edward Island$6.80;
Nova Scotia$6.80;
New Brunswick$6.50;
Newfoundland and Labrador$6.50;

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