Over 300,000 workers living in Alberta will be bringing home a larger paycheck if they only earn minimum wage. The province in Canada is the first to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, keeping a long-standing promise from the NDP. Over 60 percent of those who will benefit are women and 75 percent of them are over 20 years old. If you are considering relocating for a better job opportunity, contact Jobs Across the World. They will match your skill set with the perfect position.
Although it will take a year to feel the full consequences of the change, many observers are formulating an opinion on the increase. Unions and other workers’ groups are praising the change in policy, saying it will improve the quality of life for Alberta’s most vulnerable and reduce poverty. Union leader, Gil McGowan, said the increase is a huge win for those making minimum-wage in Alberta and is also a win for the economy. Submit your resume to Jobs Across the World and you will be matched with an employer looking for someone with your qualifications. Contact them today!