Minimum wage set to increase in Sask.
Published Monday, October 1, 2012 10:50AM CST
Last Updated Monday, October 1, 2012 11:31AM CST
The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is set to increase to $10 an hour on Dec. 1.
Minimum-wage workers in the province will get a 50-cent raise.
"We have got a shortage of workers all across the spectrum in the province and we're doing things with regard to immigration, job training and a number of other things to try to and attract more workers to come here,” said Saskatchewan Labour Minister Don Morgan.
“But we also know that the workers that are working at or near minimum wage should be adequately compensated and the changes in the cost of living should be reflected in the minimum wage."
The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is currently the lowest in Canada.
Morgan says the government is still considering indexing minimum wage.
With files from CTV Saskatoon