Canada: Alberta Minimum Wage to Increase Oct. 1

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By Jared Mondschein

July 1—The general minimum wage of Alberta is to rise to C$12.20 ($9.47) an hour Oct. 1 from C$11.20 ($8.69), according to a June 30 news release by the Alberta government.

The hourly minimum wage will further increase to C$13.60 ($10.55) on Oct. 1, 2017, and then C$15 ($11.64) on Oct. 1, 2018, the news release said.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pledged to increase the hourly minimum wage to C$15 by 2018 in June 2015.

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