Come October 1st, Saskatchewan is lifting minimum wage from $11.81 to $13.00 per hour.
“World events continue to put upward pressure on the cost of living. Our government is committed to ensuring life is affordable for our low-income residents by increasing the minimum wage over the next three years,” says Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan.
The following October the government will increase minimum wage to $14 per hour and on October 1st, 2024, it will increase to $15 per hour. Overall this is a 27 per cent increase to the minimum wage by 2024.
Officials see the move as a market adjustment, rather than using the province’s traditional indexation formula. They note, the three increases to 2024 will more closely align workers’ salaries with changing market forces.