As of September 1, 2014, the government of Alberta will increase its minimum wage in order to keep pace with rising provincial incomes and the cost of living.
The general minimum wage will increase from the current rate, $9.95 per hour, to $10.20 per hour. The minimum wage for liquor servers will increase from $9.05 per hour to $9.20 per hour. The $1 differential between the general minimum wage and the liquor server minimum wage is stipulated by government policy to account for the tips earned by liquor servers.
The formula to calculate the rise in minimum wage is based on linking the general wage rate to annual increases in Average Weekly Earnings and the Consumer Price Index in Alberta.
For more details contact the Alberta Employment Standards Contact Centre.
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