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|
|Alberta||$13.60 (Minimum wage will rise to $15/hour on October 1, 2018)|
|Newfoundland & Labrador||$11.00|
|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|
|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.|
 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.