Minimum Wage and Minimum Call-out Pay
The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is $10.00 per hour and minimum call-out pay is$30.00.
Most employees covered by The Labour Standards Act must be paid at least the minimum wage for each hour worked for the employer, or spent at the disposal of the employer.
Minimum Call-out Pay
Most employees get a minimum payment ("minimum call-out" pay) every time their employer requires them to report for work (other than for overtime). Minimum call-out pay is three times the value of the current minimum wage (see pay schedule chart below).
Employees get minimum call-out pay even if there is no work for them. If an employee does work, he or she must receive either minimum call-out pay, or the employee’s regular wages for the time worked, whichever is greater.
Minimum call-out pay rules do not apply to:
If these employees work, they are only paid for the time worked.
See backgrounder: Take Home Pay for Saskatchewan Minimum Wage Earners (under Related Documents below) for more information.
The Minimum Wage Regulations were amended to establish age 16 as the general minimum age of employment in Saskatchewan. An ‘absolute’ minimum age of 14 has also been established provided those 14 and 15 year old workers fulfil certain requirements.