13. Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rate by province/territory

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Province/Territory Hourly rate Effective date Upcoming changes
Alberta $11.20 October 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
Alberta (Liquor servers) $10.70 October 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
British Columbia $10.45 September 15, 2015 April 1, 2016
British Columbia (Liquor servers) $9.20 September 15, 2015 April 1, 2016
Prince Edward Island $10.50 July 1, 2015 n/a
Manitoba $11.00 October 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
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) $11.25 October 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
Ontario (students under 18) $10.55 October 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
Ontario (Liquor servers) $9.80 October 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
Quebec (general2) $10.55 May 1, 2015 May 1, 2016
Quebec (employees receiving tips) $9.05 May 1, 2015 May 1, 2016
Saskatchewan $10.50 October 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador $10.50 October 1, 2015 April 1, 2016
Northwest Territories $12.50 June 1, 2015 n/a
Yukon3 $10.86 April 1, 2015 April 1, 2016