It may not be a lot, but it would would be hard to find someone that didn't want more money on their paycheck.

The Saskatchewan minimum wage is set to increase on October 1st by 24 cents, putting it at $10.96.

Rob Clark with the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce says its going to be positive.

"I think it's all good. Anytime an employee gets a bit of a small salary jump I think it's good for them and it's good for the community."

Clark said he doesn't think it will make a huge difference to area employers, even smaller ones.

"I think it would have to be a fairly small business that this would really affect you that you would be cutting back hours or laying people off. If you had two employees it would only be like $80 more a month, so I wouldn't expect it to."

It is estimated that over 23,000 people are currently paid minimum wage in the province, though many more may be affected by the bump in pay. Even with the increase, Saskatchewan continues to lag behind our neighbours, as both Manitoba and Alberta still have a higher minimum wage.

 

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