The Government of Manitoba announced on May 15 that the minimum wage will increase as of October 1, 2017, and will increase on that date annually thereafter in line with the Consumer Price Index (i.e. according to the rate of inflation). In a CBC interview, Minister Cullen stated that he anticipates the October 1 increase to take the minimum wage to $11.15. The minimum wage in Manitoba is currently $11.00.

Beginning in 2018, the Government must announce by April 1st any increase in the minimum wage for the year, with the increase taking effect October 1st of each year. The Government has included an exception wherein the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make a regulation before April 1st in any year determining that no adjustment is to be made to the minimum wage on October 1st of that year if there is a recession or a forecasted recession of the Manitoba economy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact: Karl Littler, Vice-President, Public Affairs at 416-467-3783 or [email protected]