Minimum wage rising to almost $8 per hour in Saskatchewan

Three-stage increase starts with 40-cent hike in the fall
||Last Updated: 08/03/2005

Saskatchewan has announced plans to raise its minimum wage to almost $8 per hour by 2007.

The wage will be bumped in three stages. The first stage is a 40 cent increase to $7.05 per hour on Sept. 1, 2005. The next increase will be to $7.55 on March 1, 2006. The final increase will take effect on March 1, 2007 to $7.95.

“Minimum wage earners in Saskatchewan have not had an increase in over two years,” said Labour Minister Deb Higgins. “This three-stage increase helps balance the needs of businesses to be competitive with the needs of minimum-wage earners.”