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Canadian Minimum Wage Rates

The following Canadian minimum wage rates give a brief summary of the minimum wage rates of the provinces and territories. (Updated September 15, 2016)

Provincial Minimum Wage Rates

British Columbia

BC Minimum Wage Rate

Current minimum hourly wage in British Columbia $10.85 (increased to $10.85 on Sept 15, 2016)
(Applicable to all employees - whether hourly, salary, commission, or incentive based).
Minimum wage per hour for employees serving liquor: $9.60 plus tips earned ($9.60 from September 15, 2016).

  • Live-in home support workers: the minimum wage is: $108.50 per day or part day worked (from September 15, 2016).
  • Resident caretakers: (in apartment buildings with more than 9 to 60 suites), the minimum wage is: $651.00 per month, plus $26.09 per each suite (from September 15, 2016).
  • Resident caretakers: (in apartment buildings with more than 60 suites), the minimum monthly salary is: $2,217.46 (from September 15, 2016).
  • Live-in camp leaders: the minimum wage is: $86.60 per day (from September 15, 2016).
  • Crop harvesters: the minimum wage is calculated on a piece rate basis which is based on gross volume or weight (from September 15, 2016 the minimum wage will also be raised for crop harvesters).

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In BC, the Employment Standards Act is administered by the Employment Standards Branch of the Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services.

Alberta Minimum Wage Rate

Alberta's Employment Standards Regulation outlines three minimum wage rates:

  • Minimum wage in Alberta (includes students and youth): $11.20 per hour (Alberta’s general minimum wage will rise to $12.20 per hour effective October 1, 2016.).
  • Minimum wage in Alberta (serving liquor): $10.70 per hour (the current liquor server rate will be abolished effective October 1, 2016.).
  • Minimum weekly rate for salespersons and professionals: $446 per week (will rise to $486 per week effective October 1, 2016.).
  • Minimum monthly wage for domestic employees: $2,127 per month(will rise to $2,316 effective October 1, 2016).

Other Provincial Minimum Wage Rates

Saskatchewan Minimum Wage Rate

Manitoba Minimum Wage Rate

Ontario Minimum Wage Rate

  • Ontario Minimum Wage Rate: $11.40 per hour (raised to $11.40 on Oct 1, 2016)
    $9.90 Liquor Servers ($9.90 since October 1, 2016)
    $10.70 Student Under 18 (less than 28 HRs/wk) (since October 1, 2016).
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Quebec Minimum Wage Rate

Nova Scotia Minimum Wage Rate

Prince Edward Islands Minimum Wage Rate

  • Prince Edward Island Minimum Wage Rate: $10.75 per hour. (On June 1, 2016, PEI’s minimum wage was adjusted from $10.50 per hour to $10.75 per hour and on October 1, 2016, minimum wage will increase to $11.00 per hour).
  • PEI Employment Standards Act.

Newfoundland and Labrador Minimum Wage Rate

  • Newfoundland Minimum Wage Rate: $10.50 per hour (rises to $10.50 on Oct 1, 2015).
  • Labrador Minimum Wage Rate: $10.50 per hour.
  • Newfoundland Labour Standards.

New Brunswick Minimum Wage Rate

Northwest Territories Minimum Wage Rate

Yukon Minimum Wage Rate

Nunavut Minimum Wage Rate

The above Canadian minimum wage rates serve as brief summaries of the minimum wage rates only, of the provinces and territories. They are not to serve as substitutes for the official statutes.



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