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Minimum wage in Saskatchewan going up in October

On Thursday it was announced that minimum wage will be going from $10.50 to $10.72 per hour on October 1st - this will be the eighth increase in minimum wage since 2007.
On Thursday it was announced that minimum wage will be going from $10.50 to $10.72 per hour on October 1st - this will be the eighth increase in minimum wage since 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is going up on Oct. 1.

On Thursday, it was announced that the minimum wage will increase from $10.50 to $10.72 per hour, the eighth increase since 2007.

The increase will impact around 23,000 minimum wage earners in Saskatchewan, more than half who are under the age of 25.

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“Indexing the minimum wage means people don’t fall behind,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “This increase is just one way our government helps low wage earners.”

The province also offers other supports including a basic personal tax exemption, the child tax credit and the Saskatchewan low income tax credit.

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