Minimum Wage Updates

Several jurisdictions have changed or will change their minimum wages in 2019 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 Effective Date
Federal (Canada Labour Code, Part III) Aligned with provincial/ territorial minimum wage in each jurisdiction December 1996
Alberta (under 18 and works 28 hours a week or less) $13.00 June 26, 2019
Alberta $15.00 October 1, 2018
British Columbia
General $13.85 June 1, 2019
$14.60 June 1, 2020
$15.20 June 1, 2021
Liquor Servers $12.70 June 1, 2019
$13.95 June 1, 2020
$15.20 June 1, 2021
Manitoba
General $11.65 October 1, 2019
Security guard workers $12.50 October 1, 2017
New Brunswick1 $11.50 April 1, 2019
Newfoundland and Labrador $11.40 April 1, 2019
Northwest Territories $13.46 April 1, 2018
Nova Scotia
Experienced workers $11.55 April 1, 2019
Inexperienced workers2 $11.05 April 1, 2019
Nunavut $13.00 April 1, 2016
Ontario
General $14.00 January 1, 2019
Students under 18 working 28 hours week or less $13.15 January 1, 2019
Serving alcohol on licensed property $12.20 January 1, 2019
Prince Edward Island $12.25 April 1, 2019
$12.85 April 1, 2020
Quebec
General $12.50 May 1, 2019
Employees receiving tips $10.05 May 1, 2019
Saskatchewan $11.32 October 1, 2019
Yukon $12.71 April 1, 2019

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.