News Release – Construction Industry Wage Act (CIWA)

As of 7 July 2022, the Provincial Government has amended regulations in the CIWA, increasing the minimum wage for construction workers within the ICI and Heavy construction sectors of the industry. Recommendations were taken from the committee of Industry leaders, and went through the public consultation process.

The decision to provide a 14% increase over the next three years was intended to make up for the regulations not being updated since 2017 and to compensate for inflation and are expected to keep up with inflation through 2024.

The effective date this comes into effect is September 1, 2022 followed by April 1, 2023 and April 1, 2024.

 Use the links below to view the government release and the amendments and increase rate schedule.





If you have any questions please reach out to Shawn at CARM,
Email: or call 204-571-0041.