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Quebec's Minimum Wage Is Set To Increase This Weekend

But we're still pretty average compared to the rest of Canada.
Quebec's Minimum Wage Is Set To Increase This Weekend

Quebec's minimum wage is set to increase to $13.50 an hour on May 1, which — as a reminder — is Saturday. 

This is an increase of 40 cents or 3.1% according to the Retail Council of Canada. For tip workers, the minimum wage will increase by 35 cents to $10.80 an hour.

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Compared to the minimum wage in other provinces and territories, Quebec's new $13.50 minimum wage is rather average.

Nunavut ($16/hour), British Columbia ($15.20/hour), Alberta ($15/hour), and Ontario ($14.25/hour) have the highest minimum wages in the country. 

Critics have demanded that Quebec should consider raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.

This includes the seven organizations that launched the 5-10-15 campaign, which advocates for giving workers their schedule five days in advance, giving workers 10 days of paid leave in case of illness or family responsibilities, and a minimum wage of $15 per hour. 

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