Minimum Wage by Province

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Minimum wage by Province in Canada

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Province

Minimum Hourly Wage

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Alberta

$12.20

Minimum wage will rise to $13.60 per hour on October 1, 2017, and to $15 per hour on October 1, 2018.

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British Columbia

$11.35

On September 15, 2017, the minimum wage rose to $11.35. The government has announced they will appoint a Fair Wages Commission to recommend future minimum wage increases in an effort to address the difference between the minimum wage and the living wage.
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Manitoba

$11.00

On October 1, 2017, the minimum wage will rise to $11.15. For more information, click here.

New Brunswick

$11.00

On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage rose to $11.00. It will then be adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index.
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Newfoundland & Labrador

$10.75

On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage was increased to $10.75. Minimum wage will then rise to $11.00 on October 1, 2017. 

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Northwest Territories

$12.50

The regulation does not specify that there must be an annual increase.

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Nova Scotia

$10.85

On April 1 of each year, minimum wage is adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index. On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage rose to 10.85 per hour. 

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Nunavut

$13.00

The minimum wage is adjusted annually on April 1.

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Ontario

$11.40

On October 1, 2017, the minimum wage will increase to $11.60 per hour. (The government has introduced legislation to raise the minimum wage to $14/hour on January 1, 2018 and to $15/hour on January 1, 2019. This legislation has not yet passed.)

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Prince Edward Island

$11.25

On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage was increased to $11.25 per hour. 

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Quebec

$11.25

On May 1, 2017, the minimum wage was increased to $11.25 per hour. 

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Saskatchewan

$10.72

On October 1, 2017, the minimum wage will rise to $10.96. On October 1 of each year, minimum wage is adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index and Average Hourly Wage. Changes to minimum wage will be announced each year on or before June 30. 

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Yukon

$11.32

On April 1 of each year, minimum wage is adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index. On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage rose to $11.32 per hour.

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