What is the minimum wage in Saskatchewan?Minimum wage in Saskatchewan is $9.25 per hour as of May 1, 2009. Minimum wage will increase to $9.50/hr on September 1, 2011.
Most employees are entitled to at least a minimum payment ("minimum call-out" pay) every time their employer requires them to report for work (other than for overtime), even if it turns out there is no work for them. Minimum call-out pay is $27.75 as of May 1, 2009 and will increase to $28.50 on September 1, 2011. If you do work, you must be paid either the minimum call-out pay or your regular wages for the time worked, whichever is greater.
Minimum Call-out does not apply to:
- a school student in regular attendance during the school term
- a janitor
- a caretaker
- a building cleaner
- a noon-hour supervisor employed by a board of education as defined in The Education Act, 1995 or by a conseil scolaire as defined in that Act
- a person employed to operate a vehicle that is:
- registered pursuant to The Vehicle Administration Act
- used as a school bus for the transportation of students to and from a school as defined in The Education Act, 1995.
Which legislation determines the minimum wage?The Saskatchewan Labour Standards Act.