Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rate by province/territory
Province/Territory Hourly rate Effective date Upcoming changes
Alberta $9.95 September 1, 2013 $10.20 (September 1, 2014)
Alberta (liquor Servers) $9.05 September 1, 2011 $9.20 (September 1, 2014)
British Columbia (general) $10.25 May 1, 2012 n/a
British Columbia (liquor Servers) $9.00 May 1, 2012 n/a
Prince Edward Island $10.20 June 1, 2014 $10.35 (October 1, 2014)
Manitoba $10.45 October 1, 2013 n/a
New Brunswick $10.00
April 1,  2012 n/a
Nova Scotia (with experience) $10.40 April 1,  2014 n/a
Nova Scotia (no experience) $9.90 April 1,  2014 n/a
Nunavut $11.00 January 1, 2011 n/a
Ontario1(general) $11.00 June 1, 2014 n/a
Ontario (students under 18) $10.30 June 1, 2014 n/a
Ontario (liquor Servers) $9.55 June 1, 2014 n/a
Québec2 (general) $10.35 May 1, 2014 n/a
Québec (employees receiving tips) $8.90 May 1, 2014 n/a
Saskatchewan $10.00 December 1, 2012 n/a
Newfoundland and Labrador $10.00 July 1, 2010 $10.25 (October 1, 2014)
Northwest Territories $10.00 April 1, 2011 n/a
Yukon3 $10.72 April 1, 2014 n/a

Updated on June 10, 2014

  1. A bill will be introduced to increase the minimum wage rate each year on October 1st based on consumer prices
  2. The minimum wage rate is increased on May 1st each year
  3. Annual increase according to the cost of living index (City of Whitehorse).

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