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Minimum wage rates
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Minimum Wage Rates across Canada

In order to attract talent employers need to provide competitive salaries, and always need to pay at least the minimum wage. Check out the rates below to ensure you are in compliance.

You can also click on the heading to link directly to the government website for specific additional details as we make best efforts to publish most recent rates as soon as we can!

Federal

The minimum wage rate that applies to federally regulated employees is the general adult minimum rate of the province or territory where the employee4 is usually employed.

Alberta

General Minimum Wage

$13.60 as of Oct. 2017

$15.00 as of Oct. 2018

Salespersons (including land agents and certain professionals

$542/week as of Oct 2017

$598/week as of Oct 2018

Domestic Employees (living in their employer’s home)

$2,582/month as of Oct 2017

$2,848/ month as of Oct 2018


British Columbia

$10.85 as of Sept 2016

$11.25 as of Sept 2017

$12.65 as of June 2018


Manitoba

$11.00 as of Oct. 2015

$11.15 as of Oct 2017

$11.35 as of Oct 2018

New Brunswick

$10.65 as of April 2016

$11.00 as of April 2017

$11.25 as of April 2018


Newfoundland & Labrador

$10.50 as of Oct. 2015

$10.75 as of April 2017

$11.00 as of Oct. 2017

$11.15 as of April 2018


Northwest Territories

$12.50 as of June 2015

$13.46 as of April 2018


Nova Scotia

$10.70 as of April 2016

$10.85 as of April 2017


Nunavut

$10.70 as of April 2016

$10.85 as of April 2017

$11.00 as of April 2018


Ontario

General Minimum Wage

$11.40 as of October 2016

$14.00 as of Jan 2018

$15.00 as of Jan 2019

Minimum Wage for Students (under 18)

$13.15 as of Jan 2018

$14.10 as of Jan 2019

Minimum Wage for Liquor Servers

$12.20 as of Jan 2018

$13.05 as of Jan 2019

Minimum Wage for Homeworks

$15.40 as of Jan 2018

$16.50 as of Jan 2019


Prince Edward Island

$11.00 as of October 2016

$11.25 as of April 2017

$11.55 as of April 2018


Quebec

General Employees (and employees paid in the clothing industry)

$10.75 as of May 2016

$11.25 as of May 2017

$12.00 as of May 2018

Employees paid with tips

$9.80 per hour as of May 2018

Fruit Pickers

$3.56 or $0.85 per kg


Saskatchewan

$10.72 as of October 1, 2016

$10.96 as of Oct 2017


Yukon

$10.86 as of April 2015

$11.32 as of April 2017

$11.51 as of April 2018*

*Will increase each year based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

 


Minimum rates are adjusted in various provinces and territories based on percentage changes in the Consumer Price Index.

There are special minimum rates for other categories in some jurisdictions so check out the links for more information! Check back often.

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