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Minimum Wages in Canada from April 1, 2014

Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Experienced Adult Workers in Canada
Jurisdiction Effective Date Wage Rate Note
Federal (see note 1) 18-Dec-96 The minimum wage rate applicable in regard to employees under federal jurisdiction is the general adult minimum rate of the province or territory where the employee is usually employed
Alberta 01-Sep-12 $9.75
British Columbia 01-May-12 $10.25
Manitoba 01-Oct-12 $10.25
New Brunswick 01-Apr-12 $10.00
Newfoundland and Labrador 01-Jul-10 $10.25
Northwest Territories 01-Apr-11 $10.00
Nova Scotia (see note 2) 01-Apr-14 $10.40 On April 1 of each year, this rate is adjusted by the percentage change in the projected annual Consumer Price Index for Canada in the preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest $0.05.
Nunavut 01-Jan-11 $11.00
Ontario 31-Mar-10 $11.00
Prince Edward Island 01-Apr-12 $10.00
Quebec 01-May-13 $10.35
Saskatchewan 01-Dec-12 $10.00
Yukon 01-Apr-13 $10.72 On April 1 of each year, this rate increases by an amount corresponding to the annual increase for the preceding year in the Consumer Price Index for the city of Whitehorse.

Note:

1. Return to footnote(1)referrer The federal jurisdiction includes labour market sectors coming under federal authority by virtue of the Constitution, such as international and interprovincial transportation, telecommunication and banking.
2. Return to footnote(2)referrer There is a special minimum wage rate for inexperienced employees. See "Current and Forthcoming Minimum Wage Rates in Canada for Young Workers and Specific Occupations".
3. New Minimum Wage of Nova Scotia is announced on April 1 of each year.
4. Yukon: New Minimum Wage of Yukon is announced on April 1 of each year.
5. In most jurisdictions, these rates also apply to young workers. More information is available on special rates for young workers under "Current And Forthcoming Minimum Wage Rates in Canada for Young Workers and Specific Occupations".

 

Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Young Workers And Specific Occupations
Jurisdiction
Effective Date Hourly Wage Rate Note
Federal 18-Dec-96 Workers under 17 years of age receive the same rate as the general adult rate in the province or territory where they work.
Alberta 01-Sep-11 $9.05 For liquor servers (employees who, as part of their duties serve liquor, other than on an infrequent or occasional basis, directly to customers in licensed establishments.)
Alberta 01-Sep-12 $389.00 Per week. For commercial salespersons; automobile, truck or bus salespersons; mobile or residential home salespersons; farm machinery salespersons; construction equipment salespersons and commission salespersons who solicit orders for later delivery
Alberta 01-Sep-12 $1,854.00 Per month. For domestic employees residing primarily in the employer's home.
British Columbia 01-May-11 Crop harvesters employed on a piece rate basis and who hand harvest selected fruits, vegetables, berry crops, or daffodils. For instance, the rate for strawberries is $0.343 per pound and $0.163 per pound for brussels sprouts. The rates are based on gross volume or weight. The rate is $0.137 for a bunch of daffodils.
British Columbia 01-May-12 $9.00 For liquor servers (employees whose primary duties are as a server of food or drink or both and who, as a regular part of their employment, serve liquor directly to customers in licensed premises.)
British Columbia 01-May-12 $82.00 Per day. For live-in camp leaders.
British Columbia 01-May-12 $102.50 Per day. For live-in home support workers.
British Columbia 01-May-12 $2,094.84 Per month. For resident caretakers of a building of 61 or more residential suites. For an apartment building containing 9 to 60 residential suites the rate is $615.00 plus $24.65 per suite.
Manitoba 01-Jan-13 For employees in the industrial, commercial or institutional (ICI) sector of the construction industry. Rates are based on occupational classification. For instance, the hourly rate for a boilermaker journeyperson is $30.25 and $32.90 for a bricklayer journeyperson.
Manitoba 01-May-13 For employees in the heavy construction industry. Rates are based on occupational classification (e.g. the rate for a mobile crane operator is $20.90 per hour).
New Brunswick 01-Jun-08 Different minimum wage rates are set for employees engaged in government construction work (buildings, roads and bridges). Rates are based on occupational classification. For example, labourers are entitled to $12.63 per hour.
New Brunswick 01-Apr-12 $440.00 Per week. For employees whose hours of work are unverifiable and who are not strictly remunerated by commission.
New Brunswick 01-Apr-12 $440.00 Per week. For counsellor and program staff who are employed at a residential summer camp by an employer that has notified the Director of employment standards in writing that it is a charitable organization or a not-for-profit organization.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-13 $9.80 For inexperienced employees, i.e., a person who has not been employed for more than three months by any employer to do the work for which he/she is presently employed.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-13 $10.30 For employees employed in construction, property maintenance work and related activities.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-13 $10.30 For employees in a logging or forest operation (A monthly rate is set at $2016.00 for employees who have no fixed work week or whose hours are unverifiable.)
Ontario 31-Mar-10 $8.90 For employees who serve liquor in licensed establishments.
Ontario 31-Mar-10 $9.60 Students under 18 employed up to 28 hours in a week, or during a school holiday
Ontario 31-Mar-10 $11.28 For homeworkers. Rate based on 110% the general minimum wage rate.
Ontario 31-Mar-10 $51.25 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working less than 5 hours in a day.
Ontario 31-Mar-10 $102.50 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working 5 hours or more in a day.
Quebec 01-May-13 For employees assigned mainly to non-mechanized operations relating to thepicking of raspberries or strawberries. The rates are established on the basis of yield ($0.79 per kilogram of strawberries, $2.98 per kilogram of raspberries)
Quebec 01-May-13 $8.75 For employees who usually receive gratuities.
Note: Unless specified otherwise, minimum wage rates for young workers are the same as for adult workers