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Minimum Wage

What is the minimum wage in Manitoba?

The minimum wage in Manitoba is $9.50 as of October 1, 2010.  Minimum wage will be increased to $10.00 as of October 1, 2011.

Employees who are paid incentives, like commission salespeople or flat rate mechanics, must earn at least minimum wage in each pay period. Employers must top up or add wages when an employee has not earned at least minimum wage in each pay period.

The Construction Industry Wages Act sets the minimum wages for most of the construction industry. It covers employees working in heavy and industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors. More information on these can be found on the Heavy construction industry and the ICI construction industry pages. The minimum wages for these industries can be found in the Heavy Construction Wage Schedule 2008-2010 page.  Wage schedule follows.

Classification June 1,
Jan. 1,
1 mobile crane operator working on heavy construction $18.40 $19.15 $19.70
2 heavy duty mechanic or welder working on heavy equipment $16.85 $17.50 $18.05
3 operator of dragline, clamshell, shovel, hydraulic excavator, pile driver and other equipment requiring similar skills $16.65 $17.30 $17.85
4 plant operator, operator of paving machines, dozer, loader, loader backhoe, grader, scraper, hydro excavator, tractor with controlled attachments and other equipment requiring similar skills $14.80 $15.40 $15.90
5 truck operator of trucks with four or more axles, fuel truck, distribution truck, truck with hydraulic boom, hoist $14.55 $15.00 $15.40
6 truck operator of trucks with less than four axles and more than 2,500 kilograms $13.75 $14.15 $14.50
7 operator of light trucks (less than 2,500 kilograms), ride on/tractor-pulled compaction equipment and other equipment requiring similar skills $12.90 $13.30 $13.65
8 skilled labourers including concrete finisher, pipe layer, screed person and jobs requiring similar skills in the heavy construction industry $13.30 $13.70 $14.05
9 general labourer in heavy construction, not otherwise classified $11.85 $12.25 $12.55
10 watcher, flagger and rod person $10.30 $10.60 $10.90

Am I covered by the minimum wage law in Manitoba?

All employees must receive minimum wage unless they are not covered by provincial employment standards or are excluded from the legislation. Excluded employees are usually those working in domestic service for less than 12 hours a week, or those in a federal or provincial government-sponsored training program.


Which legislation determines the minimum wage?

The Manitoba Employment Standards Code.

Sources: Manitoba Employment Standards Minimum Wage Fact Sheet, Statistics Canada

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