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Salaries & Minimum Wages

The following resources are available for employers to identify salaries and wages across a number of occupations.

In addition, Calgary Economic Development’s 2012 Demand and Labour Supply Study looks at salaries for 25 of Calgary’s in-demand occupations and compares those salaries against markets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Minimum wage in Calgary and Alberta

Effective October 1, 2017, the general minimum wage is $13.60 per hour for most employees. Effective October 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase to $15.00 per hour for most employees. Other categories of employees who are generally subject to different minimum wage arrangements include salespersons, land agents and domestic employees.

Increases in wages happen periodically to keep up with our growing economy. Minimum wage rates in Calgary and all of Alberta are set by the Government of Alberta. For full details on Alberta's (Calgary's) minimum wage, view the sources below:

Wages & salaries
Compensation reports
  • Towers Watson - A global HR consulting firm that help organizations effectively manage their investment in people - visit the publication section for recent reports and case studies
  • Mercer – Talent Consulting - The firm provides consulting advice regarding the financial and retirement security, health, productivity, and employment relationships of their global workforce


Need more information?
Jeanette Sutherland

Jeanette Sutherland

Director, EDGE UP

Cell Phone: (587) 227-7712

Office Phone: (403) 221-7898


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