Minimum Wage by Province


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Minimum wage by Province in Canada

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On September 1, 2014, Alberta’s minimum wage increased to $10.20.
See alternate rates for liquor servers and salespersons.

British Columbia*


See alternate rates for liquor servers, live-in support workers, camp leaders and crop harvesters.



On October 1, 2014 minimum wage increased from $10.45 to $10.70 per hour.
See alternate rates for industrial and construction workers.

New Brunswick


On December 31, 2014 New Brunswick's minimum wage was increased 30 cents to $10.30.
See alternate rates for construction workers, camp leaders and employees whose hours are unverifiable.

Newfoundland & Labrador


As of October 1, 2015, Newfoundland & Labrador's minimum wage will increase to $10.50. 

Northwest Territories



Nova Scotia*


*$9.90 for inexperienced workers
*On April 1 of each year, this rate is adjusted by the change in the Consumer Price Index.
Nova Scotia to Increase Minimum Wage to $10.60 on April 1, 2015.
See alternate rates for logging, forestry and construction workers.






On June 1, 2014, Ontario's minimum wage increased to $11.00.
See alternate rates for liquor servers, students, homeworkers and hunting and fishing guides.

Prince Edward Island


On July 1, 2015, the rate will move to $10.50.  



On May 1, 2014, Quebec’s minimum wage increased to $10.35.
See alternate rates for employees who receive gratuities and fruit harvesters.



On October 1, 2014, Saskatchewan’s minimum wage increased 20 cents to $10.20.



Adjusted annually on April 1 relative to the Consumer Price Index.
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