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UCP finance minister bumps pay for pension investment execs

Travis Toews approved wage increases for AIMCo executives that were as high as 39%.

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AB hourly workers making 15¢/hr more than in 2020

On average, wages for all Alberta workers are up by more than $35 a week. But most of that increase is with salaried workers.

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Saskatchewan MP hiring nanny for basically min. wage

The husband of the MP for Battlefords–Lloydminster recently posted a job ad for a nanny, offering 19¢ more than minimum wage.

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Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs were paid $1.1B in 2020

Alberta saw 9 CEOs cut from the top 100 list, compared to 2019.

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Increasing wages in Alberta doesn’t lead to higher inflation

Or more specifically, there is far more at play regarding inflation than just wages.

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Alberta’s gender wage gap highest in Canada

Employment statistics recently released by Stats Canada showed that Alberta men made nearly $6 more an hour than women in November 2021.

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Alberta postsecondary staff have been receiving smaller wage increases for years

Earlier this month, the Alberta government published the collective agreement wage tables, effective as of October 2021. The monthly update shows the wage increases for post-secondary academic and non-academic employees, as negotiated in bargaining sessions between employee groups and the postsecondary institutions where they worked. The data dates back to 2006. I’m going to focus […]

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New report claims living wage for Lethbridge family of 4 is $15 an hour

Alberta Living Wage Network calculated that a Lethbridge family of 4 could cover their living needs if both parents were working full-time and making $15 an hour.

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Debunked: Alberta minimum wage workers aren’t mostly teens

Since 2011, the Alberta government has been publishing the “Alberta minimum wage profile”, a summary of the demographic information regarding those whose average hourly earnings are at or below minimum wage. This past June, the government added the minimum wage profile for workers during the period between October 2019 and September 2020. This was the […]

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Alberta goods more affordable than they were 20 years ago

Alberta workers making the province’s median wage could better afford the cost of living in 2020 than they could in 2000.