Advocacy Alert: Minimum Wage Increase Survey Results

The Alberta Chambers of Commerce has delivered its Minimum Wage Submission to Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray. The submission contains results from their Phase II: Minimum Wage Increase Survey. The ACC has also secured a meeting with Minister Gray on March 18.


On October 1, 2015, the Alberta Government increased the provincial minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20 per hour, $9.20 to $10.70 per hour for liquor servers, bringing Alberta’s minimum wage from the second lowest to third highest across provinces and territories. This change reflected a 2015 election campaign commitment to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. In February, 2016, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce conducted its second survey of businesses regarding the impacts of minimum wage increases. The response was significant with nearly 800 qualified respondents. Based on these responses, the ACC has submitted recommendations to the Government of Alberta as it considers increases to the Provincial Minimum Wage in 2016. These recommendations reflect the priorities and concerns of the ACC and the 128 community chambers of the federation who represent over 24,000 businesses in the Province of Alberta.

Click Here to View the Submission.

Click Here to view the Cover Letter to Minister Gray.