Public Interest Alberta obtained the following information from Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey.

It indicates the average number of employed Albertans in each category for the year ending June 30, 2018.

  • The total number of employed Albertans in this period was 1,913,200.
  • The minimum wage will increase from $13.60 per hour to $15.00 per hour on October 1, 2018.
  • More than 300,000 Alberta workers will receive a raise on October 1st because of the minimum wage increase.
  • 302,300 employed Albertans earn less than the incoming minimum wage of $15 per hour (15.8%).
  • 359,100 earn less than $16 per hour (18.8%).
  • 159,500 earn the current minimum wage of $13.60 per hour (8.3%).
  • More than 60 percent of workers receiving a minimum wage raise are women.