Job losses resulting from minimum wages disproportionately affect the most vulnerable members of the workforce.
Research shows that minimum wage legislation has negative effects on employment, particularly for low-skilled workers.
By making labour more expensive, the minimum wage reduces employment.
Unions raise wages by limiting the supply of labour.
Minimum wage legislation reduces employment and non-wage benefits such as skills training.
Minimum wage increases can lead to employment losses for the least advantaged members of the labour force.
An estimated 91 per cent of minimum wage earners in the province do not live in low-income households.
More than half of Canadians earning the minimum wage are between the ages of 15 and 24.
Over the past decade, the Alberta government has raised the minimum wage by 46 per cent.