Minimum Wage

Alberta’s general minimum wage increased on October 1, 2015 as indicated below:

  • an hourly minimum wage of $11.20 for most employees
  • an hourly minimum wage of $10.70 for employees serving liquor as part of their regular job (note the liquor server rate will be eliminated in 2016)
  • a weekly minimum wage of $446 for many salespersons, including land agents and certain professionals
  • a monthly minimum wage of $2,127 for domestic employees.

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Quick Facts
Frequently Asked Questions
News release
Progress of Alberta’s Minimum Wage
Full audio of the June 29 news conference

To learn more, see the Minimum Wage Fact Sheet or the Employment Standards Regulation or the Order in Council.

Comparison of minimum wages in Canada; and comparison of provincial minimum wages after taxes. Note: these comparisons were accurate on the date of publication, however they are subject to change.

2014-15 Alberta Minimum Wage Profile.

You may also contact the Employment Standards Contact Centre at 1‑877‑427‑3731 or (dial 780‑427‑3731 in Edmonton and surrounding areas).

Modified: 2015-11-03
PID: 998

Contact Employment Standards

Call the Employment Standards Contact Centre for general information or submit an inquiry online:

  • 780‑427‑3731 (Edmonton area)
  • 1‑877‑427‑3731 (Toll-free)

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