During its 2015 provincial election campaign, the Alberta New
Democratic Party made an election promise that it would increase
minimum wage rates in Alberta to $15.00 per hour. The first step to
getting there will take effect on October 1.
At present, the basic minimum wage rate is $10.20 per hour. As
of October 1, 2015, that will increase to $11.20 per hour. For
those employees who serve liquor, the new minimum wage rate will
rise to $10.70 per hour from $9.20 per hour. Employees engaged in
direct selling, certain salespersons, land agents and other
employees listed in the regulations will have to receive at least
$446 per week, rather than the current $406 per week. For those
engaged in domestic employment, such as nannies, the minimum salary
will rise to $2,127.00 per month from $1,937.00 per month.
Employees who are paid in whole or in part by commission must
receive commission payments in an amount that is at least equal to
the minimum wage.
These changes will also apply to employees of employers under
federal jurisdiction if they are "usually employed" in
Alberta employees can expect further increases in the months to
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