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Research Services - Minimum Wage Rates and Earnings

Historical Summary of Minimum Wage Rates in Manitoba

1921 - 2014

Effective Date General Hourly
Adult Minimum Wage
Youth
Minimum Wage
1921 $0.25
(Up until 1931 this rate applied to women only. In 1931 the Act was amended to include boys under 18. In 1934, the statute was amended to include male employees also.)
 
1934 $.25 - urban
$.21 - rural
 
1945 $.35 - Male
$.30 - Female (urban)
$.26 - Female (rural)

$.20 Male
(.30 after 6 months)

1947 $.40 - Male
$.36 - Female (urban)
$.33 - Female (rural)

$.20 Male
(.30 after 6 months)

1949 $.50 - Male; Female
(part-time/urban)
$.45 - Female
(part-time/rural)
$.443 - Female
(full-time/urban)
$.42 - Female
(full-time/rural)
$.40 Male
1952 $.60 - Male
$.55 - Female (urban)
$.52 - Female (rural)
$.48 Male & Female
(urban)
$.45 Female (rural)
1957 $.60 - Male
$.58 - Female (urban)
$.54 - Female (rural)
$.48
1960 $.66 - urban
$.61 - rural
$.48
July 1, 1963 $.75 - urban
$.70 - rural
$.48
December 1, 1965 $.85 - urban
$.80 - rural
$.48
July 1, 1966 $.925 - urban
$.90 - rural
$.48
December 1, 1966  


$1.00 - urban & rural

 


$.48

December 1, 1967 $1.10 $1.00
April 1, 1968 $1.15 $1.00
August 1, 1968 $1.20 $1.00
December 1, 1968 $1.25 $1.00
December 1, 1969 $1.35 $1.00
October 1, 1970 $1.50 $1.25
October 1, 1972 $1.75 $1.50
October 1, 1973 $1.90 $1.65
July 1, 1974 $2.15 $1.90
January 1, 1975 $2.30 $2.05
October 1, 1975 $2.60 $2.35
September 1, 1976 $2.95 $2.70
July 1, 1979 $3.05 $2.70
January 1, 1980 $3.15 $2.70
March 1, 1981 $3.35 $2.90
September 1, 1981 $3.55 $3.10
July 1, 1982 $4.00 $3.55
January 1, 1985 $4.30 $3.85
April 1, 1987 $4.50 $4.20
September 1, 1987 $4.70 $4.55
April 1, 1988 $4.70 $4.70

(As of April 1, 1988, the youth minimum wage rate became the same as the adult minimum wage rate.)
March 1, 1991 $5.00  
July 1, 1995 $5.25  
January 1, 1996 $5.40  
April 1, 1999 $6.00  
April 1, 2001 $6.25  
April 1, 2002 $6.50  
April 1, 2003 $6.75  
April 1, 2004 $7.00  
April 1, 2005 $7.25  
April 1, 2006 $7.60  
April 1, 2007 $8.00  
April 1, 2008 $8.50  
May 1, 2009 $8.75  
October 1, 2009 $9.00  
October 1, 2010 $9.50  
October 1, 2011 $10.00  
October 1, 2012 $10.25  
October 1, 2013 $10.45  
October 1, 2014 $10.70  
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