Effective October 1, 2014 minimum wage will increase to $10.70 per hour.
Effective October 1, 2013, minimum wage is $10.45 an hour.
Free Information Seminar for Employers Do you have questions about paying your employees? Want to learn more about employment laws? Employment Standards is offering a free seminar on overtime, general holidays, vacation time and pay, and other topics.
- Regulations have now passed in relation to Bill 50: The Protection for Temporary Help Workers Act which will come into effect October 1, 2014. For more information see Temporary Help Agency and Employment Agency Business fact sheets.
- On October 1, 2014, the Manitoba government will begin to phase in a new minimum wage for security guards. This will be implemented over a period of 4 years. For more information see Security Guard fact sheet.
About Employment Standards
Employment Standards staff help employees and employers learn about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
- answer questions
- explain the legislation
- investigate workplace disputes to ensure the legislation is being followed
- give presentations and workshops
Common employment standards issues include:
- minimum wage
- general holidays
- ending employment
This website has information about The Employment Standards Code, The Construction Industry Wages Act, The Remembrance Day Act, The Retail Businesses Holiday Closing Act, and The Worker Recruitment and Protection Act. It also has some information about the Labour Adjustment Services we offer to help workers and employers find solutions to downsizing, closures and layoffs.
In the Fact Sheet section you will find answers to questions that employers and employees ask most often. The How we Can Help and A Quick Guide to Employment Standards pages are great places to start your search for information.
Employment Standards staff are also available to explain the legislation.
Contact Employment Standards
For more information call our inquiry lines:
Telephone: 204-945-3352 or
Toll free in Canada 1-800-821-4307
Available in alternate formats