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Quebec's minimum wage will increase this weekend

Quebec's minimum wage will increase this weekend
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Last year, the Quebec government announced that the minimum wage in Quebec would increase by 3.1% or $0.40 per hour.

Now after a long wait, the changes will go into effect this weekend as the government raises the minimum wage salary to $13.10.

According to a press release, this increase will affect 287,000 Quebecers, 164,700 of whom are women.

As for employees who work in industries that accept tips, the minimum wage will increase 35 cents to $10.80 an hour.

"As you know, the health crisis has brought its share of challenges for both employees and employers," said Jean Boulet, Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity.

"We have considered the various issues encountered this year by companies and workers in determining the increase in the minimum wage that I am proposing today. This increase would allow workers and businesses to participate in collective enrichment."

Unfortunately, when compared to the minimum wage in other provinces and territories, Quebec's new minimum wage isn’t as high as others...

Nunavut ($16/hour), British Columbia ($15.20/hour), Alberta ($15/hour), and Ontario ($14.25/hour) currently have the highest minimum wages in Canada.


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