Minimum Wage for People Working in Alberta Rises to $15 Per Hour

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alberta has raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour and is the first province in Canada to do so. It rose in stages, beginning in 2015 from $10.20 and fulfilled a long time NDP promise. The increase in pay equals a raise for close to 300,000 workers in Alberta, according to the Public Interest Alberta’s 2018 Low Wage Report. Over 60 percent of those benefitting from the higher wages are women and 75 percent of them are over 20 years old. If you are desiring to relocate for a better job opportunity, submit your resume to Jobs Across the World. They will match your skill set with an open position wherever it may be in the world. It is a simple process and you will be updated on all new job postings that match your qualifications. The team is available to answer any questions you may have about the process.

Unions and other workers’ groups are encouraged by the new policy, believing it will reduce poverty and also help improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is hoping for a freeze on the increases at $13.60, arguing it would be a burden to businesses with thin margins. A professor at the University of Calgary’s Department of Economics, Trevor Tombe, said both sides are oversimplifying the process. “Bold claims there will be tens of thousands of jobs lost are false. Bold claims that there will be no jobs lost? That’s false, too,” he said. The team of career development professionals at JobsAWorld can help you get hired for the job you deserve. They can match your resume to open positions that meet your qualifications.

Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labor, praised the increase as a huge win for minimum-wage workers across the province of Alberta, as well as the province’s economy. He said with more money in their pockets, they will be able to afford to purchase more. You can apply for open positions quickly by using your Jobs Across the World profile. You will be continuously updated on jobs available that fit your qualifications. Contact them today![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”212″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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