On May 23, Alberta's chambers passed new resolutions at the Alberta Chambers of Commerce's Annual Policy Session. Amongst the new policies developed by our federation's community chambers is a new policy entitled Impacts of Significant Wage Increase. This new policy addresses the Provincial Government's proposal to raise Alberta's minimum wage to $15 per hour from its current rate of $10.20 per hour.


On Friday, May 29, 2015, Lori Sigurdson, the Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training, and Labour announced that consultations regarding a minimum wage increase would take place in June. It is expected that consultations will be complete by early July and the phased increases will take effect starting October 1, 2015.  


The ACC is looking to gather information on the impacts of this minimum wage increase from Alberta's businesses. This survey will provide us with a better understanding of the concrete effects of this change. Moreover, we will take this information to the provincial government to ensure that they fully understand its impacts.


Thank you for your time in completing this survey. Feel free to forward this survey link to any other businesses in your community.

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Seib, Manager of Policy and Communication at 1 (800) 272.8854 or jseib@abchamber.ca