Manitoba

Manitoba raising minimum wage to $11/hour this week

Manitoba's minimum wage will go up to $11 an hour on Thursday.

Province will have 4th-highest minimum wage in Canada starting Oct. 1

Manitoba's minimum wage is going up 30 cents to $11 an hour on Oct. 1. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Manitoba's minimum wage will go up to $11 an hour on Thursday.

The 30-cent increase means Manitoba will have the fourth-highest minimum wage among Canadian jurisdictions, according to the provincial government.

Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun said the province has raised the minimum wage every year since 2000.

"Helping to put more money in the pockets of workers helps to keep our economy prosperous, so families can continue to build futures right here in Manitoba," Braun said in a news release Monday.

Braun added that Manitoba is the only province to have completely eliminated its small business tax, which has removed 12,000 businesses from the tax rolls and saved each small business owner about $55,000 a year.

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