Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is the lowest rate of pay that an employer can provide to an employee. This is a basic employment law that is specific to the province or territory in which your business operates.

On October 1, 2021, the general minimum wage in Manitoba will increase from $11.95  per hour. This minimum wage applies to most employees in the province. Workers who are excluded include:

Some employees are excluded from minimum wage. These are: 

  • Domestic workers who work for less than 12 hours a week.
  • Those in an approved provincial or federal training program. 
  • Election officials, enumerators, and any other temporary person appointed under The Elections Act.

There are also separate minimum wage requirements for the heavy construction sector and the industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) sectors of the construction industry. 

Which employees must receive minimum wage?

For the most part, almost all employers and employees in Manitoba are covered under the ESC’s minimum wage requirements. The lowest rate of pay applies equally to all employees regardless of working hours. This includes employees who are:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Casual
  • Paid hourly
  • Paid commission, piece rate, flat rate
  • Paid salary

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