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On April 1, 2022, the federal minimum wage increased from $15.00 to $15.55 per hour. For those working in provinces or territories where the general minimum wage rate is higher, the higher rate will continue to apply.
This change applies to workers and interns in federally regulated private sectors, including banks, postal and courier services, and interprovincial air, rail, road, and marine transportation. There are approximately 18,500 employers in federally regulated industries, including federal Crown corporations, which together employ 955,000 people (about 6% of all employees in Canada). For employees working in industries not regulated by the federal government, the provincial minimum wage applies.
|Province||Minimum Wage||Notes||Effective Date||Updated Date|
|Manitoba||$11.95||Based on Manitoba’s Consumer Price Index for 2021, the minimum wage will increase on October 1, 2022 from $11.95 per hour to $13.50 per hour||10/1/2022||09/7/2022|
|New Brunswick||$12.75||The minimum wage in NB will rise to $13.75 in October 1, 2022||04/01/2022||05/11/2022|
|Newfoundland & Labrador||$13.20||04/01/2022||05/11/2022|
|Northwest Territories||$15.20||NWT’s minimum wage is reviewed by committee every two years||09/01/2021||05/11/2022|
|Nova Scotia||$13.35||Nova Scotia is in the midst of a five step plan to bring the wage to $15.00 by April 1, 2024. Beginning April 1, 2025, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted with inflation plus an additional 1% annually||04/01/2022||05/11/2022|
|Ontario||$15.00||The general minimum wage in Ontario will rise to $15.50 on October 1, 2022||01/01/2022||05/11/2022|
|Prince Edward Island||$13.70||04/01/2022||05/11/2022|
|Saskatchewan||$11.81||The government has announced that on October 1, 2022, the minimum wage will increase from $11.81 to $13.00 per hour. On October 1, 2023, minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour and on October 1, 2024, it will increase to $15 per hour||05/11/2022|
|Yukon||$15.70||The minimum wage is adjusted on April 1 of each year relative to the Consumer Price Index||04/01/2022||05/11/2022|