Minimum Wage Updates

Several jurisdictions have changed or will change their minimum wages in 2017 and subsequent years.

The minimum wage table that follows includes the most up-to-date current rate listing for all jurisdictions across Canada as well as any upcoming rate changes including recently announced

Jurisdiction

Rate/hour

Effective date

Federal
(Canada Labour Code,
Part III
)

Aligned with provincial/ territorial minimum wage in each jurisdiction

December 1996

Alberta

$12.20
$13.60
$15.00

October 1, 2016
October 1, 2017
October 1, 2018

British Columbia

    General
 

    Liquor servers

$10.85
$11.35

$9.60
$10.10

September 15, 2016
September 15, 2017

September 15, 2016
September 15, 2017

Manitoba

    General
 

    Security guard
    workers

$11.00
$11.15

$11.75
$13.40

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2017

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2017

New Brunswick1

$11.00

April 1, 2017

Newfoundland and Labrador

$10.75
$11.00

April 1, 2017
October 1, 2017

Northwest Territories

$12.50

June 1, 2015

Nova Scotia

    Experienced workers

    Inexperienced
    workers2

$10.85

$10.35

April 1, 2017

April 1, 2017

Nunavut

$13.00

April 1, 2016

Ontario

    General


 

    Students under 18
    working 28 hours
    week or less

 

    Serving alcohol on
    licensed property

$11.40
$11.60
$14.00
$15.00

$10.70
$10.90
$13.15
$14.10

$9.90
$10.10
$12.20
$13.05

October 1, 2016
October 1, 2017
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2019

October 1, 2016
October 1, 2017
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2019

October 1, 2016
October 1, 2017
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2019

Prince Edward Island

$11.25
$11.55

April 1, 2017
April 1, 2018

Quebec

    General



 

    Employees receiving
    tips

$11.25
$11.75
$12.10
$12.45

$9.45
$9.70
$9.85
$10.00

May 1, 2017
May 1, 2018
May 1, 2019
May 1, 2020

May 1, 2017
May 1, 2018
May 1, 2019
May 1, 2020

Saskatchewan

$10.72
$10.96

October 1, 2016
October 1, 2017

Yukon

 $11.323

April 1, 2017

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 An inexperienced employee is an employee who has not been employed by their current employer or other employers to do their current job for three calendar months.
3 Will increase each year based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).