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GENERAL MINIMUM WAGE RATE IN ALBERTA

The schedule of future increases to the general minimum wage is as follows:

Effective Date General Minimum Wage Rate

October 1, 2016 $12.20 per hour

October 1, 2017 $13.60 per hour

 October 1, 2018 $15.00 per hour

For more details, please visit the link below.

https://work.alberta.ca/documents/Minimum-Wage.pdf

You can also contact Employment Standards directly via phone or online

Employment Standards Inquiries

For information about Alberta Employment Standards:

  • Call the province-wide toll-free number by dialing 1‑877‑427‑3731. In Edmonton and surrounding areas dial 780‑427‑3731.
  • From a cell phone, call #310 on Telus and Bell or *310 on Rogers.
  • Ask a question online.
  • If you are using a TDD/TTY unit call 1‑800‑232‑7215. In Edmonton and surrounding areas dial 780‑427‑9999.

 

 

USEFUL LINKS:

Salary Calculator

http://www.payscale.com/resources.aspx?nc=lp_calculator_canada01

Alberta Human Rights Commission

http://www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca/

Statistics Canada

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

Industry Canada

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07042.html?OpenDocument&

 

OTHER NEWS

Alberta Minimum Wage

Alberta’s general minimum wage increased on October 1, 2015 as indicated below:

  • an hourly minimum wage of $11.20 for most employees
  • an hourly minimum wage of $10.70 for employees serving liquor as part of their regular job (note the liquor server rate will be eliminated in 2016)
  • a weekly minimum wage of $446 for many salespersons, including land agents and certain professionals
  • a monthly minimum wage of $2,127 for domestic employees.

http://work.alberta.ca/employment-standards/minimum-wage.html

 

UNIFICATION OF THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION

CGA-Canada is working with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) to integrate operations under the CPA banner this year. Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally.

For more information or would like to start your career as a professional accountant, please visit cga at http://www.cga-canada.org/en-ca/Pages/default.aspx

 

FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE TRAINING

We are very pleased to announce the new Microsoft retail store at West Edmonton Mall has agreed to partner with Taylor Brownlee Personnel Ltd. and will be providing Microsoft Office workshops/training (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) free for all of our registered applicants/candidates and clients starting February 2014.

The newly opened Microsoft store at the WEM is large, bright, friendly and engaging.  It has space for workshops to accommodate groups of 5-8 people.  The store will keep the space available to TBP for training — scheduled times have to be established.

We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Microsoft and we fully support their generosity and willingness to contribute and give back to the community.