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What Is The Current Minimum Wage Across Canadian Province?

Each Canadian provinces and territories have the constitutional responsibilities of setting their minimum wages across different labor levels. Minimum wage is the sets lowest wage rates an employer can pay to employees which are backed by legislation.

For instance, some provinces allow lower minimum wages to be paid to security guards, liquor servers, young workers, workers with disabilities, and other gratuity earners or to inexperienced employees.

However, there are some categories of workers that are excluded from the general minimum wage based on their class of work, such as managerial and supervisory employees, participants in job experience, students employed in training and rehabilitation programs, commission-only salespersons, registered apprentices, and some members and students of designated professions.

The following table lists the current minimum wage across Canadian province for workers and employees in each of the Thirteen provinces and territories of Canada.

Current Minimum Wage Across Canadian Province

Province/Territory Working Party –  Minimum Hourly Wage
Alberta
  • General – $15.00 as of October 1, 2018.
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British Columbia (B.C.)
  • General – $12.65 as of June 1, 2018. Increased to $13.85 on June 1st, 2019.
  • Employee Serving Liquor – $11.40 per hour as of June 1, 2018. Increased to $12.70 per hour on June 1, 2019, and $13.95 per hour on June 1, 2020.
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Manitoba
  • General – $11.35 as of October 1, 2018.
  • Security Guard – $12.50. NOTE: After September 30, 2017, the minimum wage rate for security guards was set to remain at $2.25 higher than the provincial minimum wage rate, but this increase did not occur and the wage was frozen at $12.50 on October 2017.
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New Brunswick
  • General – $11.25 as of April 1, 2018. It will be adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index.
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Newfoundland & Labrador
  • $11.15 as of April 1, 2018.
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Northwest Territories
  • $13.46 on April 1, 2018.
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Nova Scotia
  • Employed more than 3 months (experienced) – $11.00 April 1, 2018. It will be adjusted annually an April 1, relative to the Consumer Price Index.
  • Employed less than 3 months (inexperienced) – $10.50 as of April 1, 2018.
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Nunavut
  • General – $13.00 as of April 1, 2018. The wage is adjusted annually on April 1.
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Ontario
  • General – $14.00 as of January 1, 2018.
  • The scheduled moving of the minimum wage to $15.00 (that was to be effective January 1, 2019) has been canceled. The current minimum wage rate of $14.00 will remain in effect until October 1, 2020. Future increases will be subject to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
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Prince Edward Island (PEI)
  • $11.55 as of April 1, 2018. Increasing to $12.25 on April 1, 2019.
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Quebec
  • General – $12.00 as of May 1, 2018. Increasing to $12.10 on May 1, 2019.
  • $9.80 for restaurant or hotel employees who receive tips. Increasing to $10.05 on May 1, 2019.
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Saskatchewan
  • General – $11.06 as of October 1, 2018. The wage is adjusted annually on October 1st, relative to the Consumer Price Index and Average Hourly Wage.
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Yukon
  • General – $11.51 April 1, 2018. The wage is adjusted annually on April 1st, relative to the Consumer Price Index for Whitehorse.
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