Minimum wage earners in all three Prairie provinces are getting a pay hike.
Starting Thursday, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are raising the minimum wage employers must pay their workers.
The new minimum wage in Alberta will be $11.20 per hour, up from $10.20, while the liquor server wage goes to $10.70 per hour from $9.20.
The NDP government says it’s a first step toward a $15 minimum wage by 2018.
In Saskatchewan, minimum wage is going up by 30 cents to $10.50 an hour.
Manitoba is also increasing its minimum wage by 30 cents to $11 an hour.