A small increase is coming to the minimum wage.
Minimum wage workers will see a five-cent increase in their hourly wages this fall, bringing the new minimum wage to $11.95 as of October 1.
"By law, Manitoba’s minimum wage is tied to the Consumer Price Index. This adjustment is based on Manitoba’s 2020 inflation rate of 0.5 per cent, rounding up to the nearest five cents," the province says in a statement.
They say by using this index, it makes it easier for businesses to anticipate how much more they will need to pay workers. The province says the scale also "ensures the purchasing power of the minimum wage is maintained on an ongoing basis."