In December 2014, the Labour Minister, Sam Hamad, announced the increase to the minimum wage in Quebec effective today, May 1, 2015. The minimum wage at the general rate shall increase from $10.35 per hour to $10.55 per hour. The rate for employees who receive tips will increase from $8.90 per hour to $9.05 per hour. For employees working in certain sectors of the clothing industry, their rate shall increase from $10.35 per hour to $10.55 per hour.