The Government of Yukon has announced minimum wage increase

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    Yukon’s minimum wage will see an increase from $16.77 to $17.59 per hour, effective April 1, 2024.

    The Government of Yukon has announced minimum wage increase for Yukoners. This aims to reduce poverty, increase affordability and address income inequality across the territory.

    Based on the 2023 Consumer Price Index for Whitehorse which is 4.9 per cent, Yukon’s minimum wage will see an increase from $16.77 to $17.59 per hour, effective April 1, 2024.

    According to Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn, the government of Yukon is committed to making life more affordable for Yukoners.This minimum wage increase, alongside the many other actions by the government to make life more affordable across the territory, will help the Yukon’s lowest-paid workers make ends meet, he said.

    Leader of the Yukon NDP Kate White, expressed her excitement to see that the CASA commitment is still making life more affordable for lower-income Yukoners. Tying the minimum wage to inflation was critically important when we made the commitment in 2021 and it's more so in 2024. It's crucial that we stay the course White said. 

    Eleven of thirteen provincial and territorial jurisdictions in Canada have increased their hourly minimum wage to or above $15. Nunavut increased their minimum wage to $19 per hour on January 1, 2024.

    The Yukon’s minimum wage was increased from $15.70 to $16.77 per hour in April 1, 2023

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