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Feb 28, 2014

Minimum wage rising in the Yukon

Rate going up on April 1

The minimum wage in the Yukon is rising on April 1 by 18 cents an hour.

It will rise from $10.54 to $10.72 per hour. The minimum wage in the territory is calculated in accordance with the consumer price index (CPI) for Whitehorse, and is adjusted every April 1.

The government said the Fair Wage paid to people working on government-tendered construction contracts will also increase on April 1 — by 1.7 per cent — across all four wage categories.

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