(Quebec) The Quebec government has confirmed that the general minimum wage will be raised to 50 13.50 per hour by this Saturday, indicating a 40 0.40 increase.
This 3.1% increase will enable the 50% ratio between the normal minimum wage rate and the average hourly wage to reach the target for the period 2021-2022.
The Quebec government last December suggested raising the minimum hourly wage.
Jean Boulette, Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity, believes that an increase in the general minimum wage rate will enable people to get a fair wage, without compromising employment or the competitiveness of companies. In his opinion, this increase will help reduce wage inequality by increasing the purchasing power of relevant employees, i.e. there are 287,000, 164,700 women in Quebec.
On the other hand, by Saturday, the minimum wage to be paid to employees for tips will increase by 80 10.80, $ 0.35 per hour. Workers from other sectors in agriculture will also benefit from the increase.