Minimum wages continue to rise across Canada. Recent increases have been implemented in British Columbia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. As well, Alberta’s NDP government has continued to pursue its goal of a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018 by implementing incremental increases. Several other provinces will see a further increase in their minimum wage in April.
For your information, we have set out the current minimum wages, and upcoming increases, below.
|Jurisdiction||General Minimum Wage Rate|
|Alberta||$12.20 (increase to $13.60 on October 1, 2017)|
|British Columbia||$10.85 (increase to at least $11.25 on September 15, 2017)|
|New Brunswick||$10.65 (increase to $11.00 in 2017)|
|Newfoundland & Labrador||$10.50|
|Nova Scotia||$10.70 (adjustment on April 1, 2017, relative to Consumer Price Index)|
|Nunavut||$13.00 (adjustment on April 1, 2017)|
|Prince Edward Island||$11.00|
|Saskatchewan||$10.72 (adjustment on October 1, 2017, relative to Consumer Price Index)|
|Yukon||$13.00 (adjustment on April 1, 2017, relative to Consumer Price Index)|
|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.|