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Why is Alberta moving to $15 per hour?

A higher minimum wage provides social, health and economic benefits.

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How minimum wage works

Find out more about Alberta's minimum wage, including exemptions.

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Who makes less than $15 an hour in Alberta?

About 296,000 individuals, or about 15.4% of Alberta employees, earn less than $15 an hour.