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According to the ministry of Finance, the average hourly wage was for social welfare; ” 24.92 per hour in Quebec in 2018.
The general rate of the minimum hourly wage increase of $ 0.50 on the 1st of may in Quebec ; it will increase to 12.50 $.
The minister of Labour, Employment and social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, says that this increase of 4.17 % will benefit 288 200 employees in quebec. He said that this will be an annual increase of disposable income ranging between $ 400 and $ 650, depending on the number of hours worked and family situation of employees.
The minister Boulet adds that, as of may 1st, the minimum wage payable to employees who earn tips will be set at 10,05 per hour, an increase schedule of $ 0.25, and that the one of the pickers of raspberries or strawberries will increase respectively from 3.71 $ and $ 0.99 per kilogram, respective increases of $ 0.15 and 0.04 $.
The minister expects that these measures will rise to 50 % the ratio between the minimum wage and the average hourly wage for the period 2019-2020. According to the ministry of Finance, the average hourly wage was for social welfare; ” 24.92 per hour in Quebec in 2018.