As of October 1 2022, the minimum wage in Manitoba is $13.50.
Minimum Wage History in Manitoba
Over the last 10 years, the minimum wage in Manitoba has been steadily increasing.
The following table shows the 10 most recent minimum wage changes in Manitoba:
|Date||Hourly Minimum Wage|
|October 1, 2022||$13.50|
|October 1, 2021||$11.95|
|October 1, 2020||$11.90|
|October 1, 2019||$11.65|
|October 1, 2018||$11.35|
|October 1, 2017||$11.15|
|October 1, 2015||$11.00|
|October 1, 2014||$10.70|
|October 1, 2013||$10.45|
|October 1, 2012||$10.25|
|October 1, 2011||$10.00|
Did You Know?
The province of Manitoba is planning to increase the minimum wage to $14.15 per hour on April 1, 2023, and give it a further boost to $15.00 per hour on October 1, 2023.
Exemptions to the Minimum Wage in Manitoba
In general, all workers in Manitoba must be paid at least the minimum wage amount of the province.
If they aren’t, or if the minimum wage increases, their pay must increase to at least the minimum wage.
That said, there are rare exceptions to this rule.
Some workers who are excluded from the minimum wage requirement are:
- Domestic workers who have working hours of less than 12 hours a week.
- Those enrolled in a training program provincially or federally approved.
- Enumerators, election officials, and any other temporary employee appointed under The Elections Act.
All employees, regardless of age, must be paid the minimum wage as a starting point – this includes workers that are under the age of 18 years old, as well as employees that work on a commission basis.
In terms of construction work, the minimum wage can also vary.
For residential construction, the minimum wage is the same as at the provincial level.
When it comes to ICI construction workers and heavy construction workers, the minimum wage varies based on the job. The full list is available on the Government of Manitoba website.
Since standard hours in Manitoba are 40 hours a week and 8 hours a day, most employees that work over that will be entitled to overtime, which would be 1 ½ times their pay.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What did minimum wage increase to in 2022?
On October 1, 2022, the minimum wage in Manitoba increased by $1.55 from the year prior, to $13.50 per hour.
- What is the minimum wage in Winnipeg in 2023?
In Winnipeg, the minimum wage is the same as the rest of the province, which is $13.50.