Saskatchewan reviewing minimum wage

Current rate of $6.65 an hour could go up next year
||Last Updated: 09/09/2004

Saskatchewan’s Minimum Wage Board is taking a look at the province’s minimum wage.

Board chairperson Jon Yeo said the review is being undertaken because the provincial minimum wage has not been reviewed in almost two years. Saskatchewan’s minimum wage has been set at $6.65 an hour since Nov. 1, 2002.

“It’s not fair to force minimum wage earners to wait years for a review, and infrequent reviews are also more likely to result in large ‘catch-up’ increases that are not fair to employers,” said Yeo. “Reviewing the minimum wage frequently helps to ensure it more accurately reflects the economic circumstances of the day.”