GUIDE: WORKING WHILE STUDYING

MINIMUM WAGE IN CANADA

Province

Rate (CAD)

Comments

Alberta

15/hr

As of June 26, 2019. The current general minimum wage applies to all employees, with the exception of students under 18 (Alberta, 2019).

Ontario

14/hr

This rate is based on the General Minimum Wage. Rates from January 1, 2018, to September 30, 2020 (Ontario, 2019)

British Columbia

13.85/hr

As of June 1, 2019. An increment next year of $14.60 effective June 1, 2020, to $15.20 in June 2021(British Columbia, 2019).

Northwest Territories

13.46/hr

As of April 28, 2019. (Government of Northwest Territories, 2019).

Nunavut

13/hr

As of April 1, 2016, with no age restriction (Nunavut, 2019).

Yukon

12.71/hr

As of April 1, 2018, The Fair Wage Schedule (O.I.C. 2005/193)  sets the wage rates (by category, class and job title) that can be paid to persons working on a contract for a public work of the Yukon (Yukon Government, 2019).

Quebec

12.50/hr

General rate as of May 1, 2019. The minimum wage rates are subject to change annually (Commission des Normes, 2019).

Prince Edward Island

12.25/hr

General rate as of April 1, 2019. It will increase to $12.85 by April 2020 (Prince Edward Island, 2019).

Manitoba

11.65/hr

General rate as of October 1, 2019. The minimum wage applies equally to all employees regardless of age or the number of hours they work. There are restrictions on the type of work people under 18 years of age can do (Manitoba, 2019).

Nova Scotia

11.55/hr

General rate as of April 1, 2019. employers must pay experienced employees at least $11.55 per hour. They must pay inexperienced employees at least $11.05 for each hour of work (Nova Scotia, 2019).

New Brunswick

11.50/hr

General rate as of April 1, 2019. There is a minimum overtime wage rate. As of April 1, 2019, the minimum wage overtime rate is $17.25 (New Brunswick, 2019).

Newfoundland Labrador

11.40/hr

General rate as of April 1, 2019. Future adjustments to the minimum wage rate will be based on the annual Consumer Price Index for Canada. The new rate will be announced annually by government on April 1 (Newfoundland Labrador, 2019).

Saskatchewan

11.32/hr

General rate as of October 1, 2019. Changes to the minimum wage must be announced on or before June 30th of each year and will take effect on October 1st of the same year to give business owners the ability to plan for the change (Saskachewan, 2019).

Comments

References:

Alberta (2019, June). Minimum Wage. Alberta Canadahttps://www.alberta.ca/minimum-wage.aspx

Employment Standard Act and Regulation (2019, June). Minimum Wage. British Columbia Canadahttps://www2.gov.bc.ca

/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards/wages/minimum-wage

Ontario (2019, June). Minimum Wage. Ontario Canadahttps://www.ontario.ca/document/your-guide-employment-standards-

act-0/minimum-wage

Government of North Territories (2019, April). Frequently Asked Questions. NorthTerritories. https://www.ece.gov.nt

.ca/en/services/employment-standards/frequently-asked-questions

Nunavut (2019, April). Labour Standards and Compliance Office. Nunavut. http://nu-lsco.ca/faq-s

Yukon Government (2019, April). Fair Wage Schedule. Yukon Government. http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/fairwage.html

Commision Des Normes (2019, May). Wages. Quebec. https://www.cnt.gouv.qc.ca/en/wages-pay-and-work/wages

Prince Edward Island (2019, April). Minimum Wage Order (Board and Lodging). Prince Edward Island Canada

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/economic-growth-tourism-and-culture/minimum-wage-order-board-and-lodging

Manitoba (2019, October). Employment Standards. Manitoba Canada. https://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/doc,

minimum- wage,factsheet.html

Labour of Advanced Education (2019, April). Minimum Wage. Nova Scotia Canada https://novascotia.

ca/lae/employmentrights/minimumwage.asp

New Brunswick (2019, April). Minimum Wage, Overtime and Minimum Reporting Wage. New Brunswick Canadahttps://www2.gnb.ca

/content/dam/gnb/Departments/petl-epft/PDF/es/FactSheets/MinimumWageOvertime.pdf

Newfoundland Labrador (2019, April). Labour relations at work. Newfoundland Labrador Canada. https://www.gov.

nl.ca/aesl/files/publications-labour-labour-relations-work.pdf

Saskatchewan (2019, October). Minimum Wage and Reporting for Duty Pay. Saskatchewan Canada. https://www.saskatchewan.

ca/business/employment-standards/wages-and-pay/minimum-wage-and-minimum-call-out-pay

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