On May 1, 2008, the minimum wage in Québec will increase by $0.50, bringing it to $8.50 an hour. This is the biggest hike in the minimum wage since 1975.

For employees who receive tips, the minimum wage will rise from $7.25 to $7.75 an hour.

For employees in certain segments of the garment industry, the minimum wage will rise from $8.25 to $8.50 an hour.