Minimum wage rises to $11.90 an hour today

Today, Oct. 1, 2020, the minimum wage in the province will increase by 25 cents, going to $11.90 an hour from $11.65.

A similar increase, up 30 cents to $11.65 from $11.35, took place on Oct. 1, 2019.

The province said the adjustment is based on Manitoba’s 2019 inflation rate of 2.2 per cent.

Despite the increase, Manitoba’s minimum wage is one of the lowest in Canada, with Alberta ($15), British Columbia ($14.50), Ontario ($14), Nunavut ($16) and Yukon ($13.71) at the top of the country’s pay according to data from Retail Council of Manitoba.

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