Minimum wage increases in Saskatchewan
The approximately 15,000 workers in Saskatchewan who earn minimum wage just got a raise.
The province’s minimum wage increased by two per cent from $10 to $10.20 per hour at the start of October.
“Increasing the minimum wage will give minimum wage earners more disposable income and improve their standard of living,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said in a news release.
The Saskatchewan Government has addressed reducing the tax burden on minimum wage earners by creating the Saskatchewan Low Income Tax Credit.
According to a news release the province has the highest tax-free income threshold for a family of four in Canada, as a family of four pays no Saskatchewan income tax on their first $48,320 of income. Individual taxpayers pay no provincial income tax on their first $18, 650 of income.
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