Employers in Saskatchewan will have to pay their employees an extra dollar an hour as of October 1.

The provincial government pledged to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour over a two-year period back in 2022, which is finally coming to a head this fall.

In 2022 the minimum wage was increased from $11.81 to $13, followed by a $1 increase each year following until the minimum wage reached the goal.

"Increasing minimum wage is one way we are supporting workers in this province," Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don McMorris said in a media release this morning. "Saskatchewan also continues to have among the lowest personal taxes in Canada which makes it a great place to live, work and raise a family."

In 2007, the minimum wage in the province was $7.95. With the next jump in October, the minimum wage will have increased by nearly 89 per cent.