Canadian Minimum Wage

Current minimum wage across Canada

Province Minimum Wage Notes Effective Date
Federal $16.65 The federal minimum wage may increase to account for inflation. Increases to the federal minimum wage are based on Canada's Consumer Price Index for the previous calendar year, as published by Statistics Canada. 04/01/23
Alberta $15.00 The current general minimum wage rate in Alberta is $15.00 per hour, as per the Employment Standards Code. 10/01/18
British Columbia $16.75 On June 1st, 2023, the minimum wage will increase to $16.75. 06/01/23
Manitoba $15.30 On October 1st, 2023, the minimum wage will increase to $15.30. 10/1/23
Newfoundland & Labrador $15.00 The minimum wage increased by 50 cents to $15.00 per hour effective October 1, 2023. 10/01/23
Northwest Territories $15.20

On September 1, 2023, the minimum wage will increase to $16.05 per hour. 09/01/23
Nova Scotia $15.00

Beginning April 1, 2025, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted with inflation plus an additional 1% annually.

10/01/23
Nunavut $19.00

The Government of Nunavut is increasing the territorial minimum wage from $16.00 to $19.00 per hour effective January 1, 2024.

01/01/24
Ontario $16.55

Effective October 1, 2023, minimum wage rates in Ontario have increased. This increase is tied to the Ontario Consumer Price Index for 2023.

10/01/23
Prince Edward Island $15.00 On October 1st, 2023, the minimum wage for Prince Edward Island increased to $15.00. 10/01/23
Québec $15.25 The minimum wage is currently $15.25 per hour. This rate has been in effect since May 1, 2023. 5/01/23
Saskatchewan $14.00 On October 1, 2024, the minimum wage in Saskatchewan will increase to $15 per hour. 10/01/23
Yukon $16.77 The minimum wage increases every year on April 1. This annual increase is tied to inflation, calculated using the Consumer Price Index (CPI). 04/01/23

 

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