On October 1, 2017 the minimum wage increased in Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. These changes are the most recent in a string of wage hikes across Canada as jurisdictions such as Alberta and Ontario move towards a $15 per hour minimum wage rate over the next two years.

The current general minimum wage rates, and upcoming increases, are set out below.

Jurisdiction General Minimum Wage Rate[1]
Alberta $13.60 (Minimum wage will rise to $15/hour on October 1, 2018)
British Columbia $11.35
Manitoba $11.15
New Brunswick $11.00
Newfoundland & Labrador $11.00
Northwest Territories $12.50
Nova Scotia $10.85
Nunavut $13.00
Ontario $11.60 (If passed, proposed legislation would raise the minimum wage to $14/hour on January 1, 2018 and to $15/hour on January 1, 2019)
Prince Edward Island $11.25
Quebec $11.25
Saskatchewan $10.96
Yukon $11.32
Federal The minimum wage rate applicable for employees under federal jurisdiction is the general adult minimum rate of the province or territory where the employee is usually employed.

[1] Please note that many jurisdictions have separate minimum wages for specific categories of employees such as liquor servers.

          Many thanks to Megan Paterson for her assistance in drafting this article.