13. Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rate by province/territory

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Province/Territory Hourly rate Effective date Upcoming changes
Alberta $10.20 September 1, 2014 $11.20 (October 1, 2015)
Alberta (Liquor servers) $9.20 September 1, 2014 $10.70 (October 1, 2015)
British Columbia $10.25 May 1, 2012 $10.45 (October 1, 2015)
British Columbia (Liquor servers) $9.00 May 1, 2012 $9.20 (October 1, 2015)
Prince Edward Island $10.50 July 1, 2015 n/a
Manitoba $10.70 October 1, 2014 $11.00 (October 1, 2015)
New Brunswick $10.30 December 31, 2014 n/a
Nova Scotia (with experience) $10.60 April 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
Nova Scotia (no experience) $10.10 April 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
Nunavut $11.00 January 1, 2011 n/a
Ontario (general1) $11.00 June 1, 2014 $11.25 (October 1, 2015)
Ontario (students under 18) $10.30 June 1, 2014 $10.55 (October 1, 2015)
Ontario (Liquor servers) $9.55 June 1, 2014 $9.80 (October 1, 2015)
Quebec (general2) $10.55 May 1, 2015 May 1, 2016
Quebec (employees receiving tips) $9.05 May 1, 2015 May 1, 2016
Saskatchewan $10.20 October 1, 2014 $10.50 (October 1, 2015)
Newfoundland and Labrador $10.25 October 1, 2014 $10.50 (October 1, 2015)
Northwest Territories $12.50 June 1, 2015 n/a
Yukon3 $10.86 April 1, 2015 April 1, 2016