Minimum Wage Updates

Minimum Wage Updates


A minimum wage is the lowest hourly rate that an employer can pay an employee as set out in the legislation for each jurisdiction.

As the list of exemptions varies by jurisdiction and is in some cases quite extensive, it is recommended that employers double-check the act or regulation to ensure their situation is not exempted from the legislation before making any decisions.

The following table gives the minimum wages in effect in all jurisdictions at the time of writing.

Minimum Wages in Effect in all Jurisdictions at the Time of Writing

Jurisdiction Rate/Hour Effective Date
Federal
(Canada Labour Code, Part III)
General $15.55 April 1, 2022
Alberta
General $15.00 October 1, 2018
Students $13.00 June 26, 2019
British Columbia
General $15.65 June 1, 2022
Manitoba
General $13.50 October 1, 2022
General $14.15 April 1, 2023
General $15.00 October 1, 2023
Security guard workers $12.50 October 1, 2017
New Brunswick
General $13.75 October 1, 2022
Newfoundland and Labrador
General $13.70 October 1, 2022
General $14.50 April 1, 2023
General $15.00 October 1, 2023
Northwest Territories
General $15.20 September 1, 2021
Nova Scotia
General $13.60 October 1, 2022
General $14.30 April 1, 2023
General $14.65 October 1, 2023
General $15.00 April 1, 2024
Nunavut
General $16.00 April 1, 2020
Ontario
General $15.50 October 1, 2022
Students under 18 working 28 hours/week or less $14.10 January 1, 2022
Students under 18 working 28 hours/week or less $14.60 October 1, 2022
Prince Edward Island
General $13.70 April 1, 2022
General $14.50 January 1, 2023
General $15.00 October 1, 2023
Quebec
General $14.25 May 1, 2022
Employees receiving tips $11.40 May 1, 2022
Saskatchewan
General $13.00 October 1, 2022
General $14.00 October 1, 2023
General $15.00 October 1, 2024
Yukon
General $15.70 April 1, 2022

[1] There are special minimum wage rates for certain categories of employees in government construction work, and counsellors and program staff at residential summer camps.

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