Alberta minimum wage increase moves forward with stakeholder consultations
Changes will be phased in starting this October
The Alberta government says it is moving forward with an increase to the minimum wage by consulting with stakeholders in June.
During the election campaign, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pledged to raise Alberta's minimum wage from the current $10.20 to $15 within three years — which would take it from the lowest to the highest in Canada.
"These meetings will be held with industry associations representing employers who typically employ minimum wage workers, as well as labour and public interest advocacy organizations," said Lori Sigurdson, Alberta's new minister of jobs, skills, training and labour, in a release.
"I look forward to reporting back to Albertans by early July regarding phased increases to the minimum wage taking effect October 1, 2015."