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 n/a
Alberta (Liquor servers) $9.20 September 1,2014 n/a
British Columbia $10.25 May 1, 2012 n/a
British Columbia (Liquor servers) $9.00 May 1, 2012 n/a
Prince Edward Island $10.35 October 1, 2014 $10.50 (July 1, 2015)
Manitoba $10.70 October 1, 2014 n/a
New Brunswick $10.30 December 31, 2014 n/a
Nova Scotia (with experience) $10.40 April 1, 2014 $10.60 (April 1, 2015)
Nova Scotia (no experience) $9.90 April 1, 2014 $10.10 (April 1, 2015)
Nunavut $11.00 January 1, 2011 n/a
Ontario (general1) $11.00 June 1, 2014 n/a
Ontario (students under 18) $10.30 June 1, 2014 n/a
Ontario (Liquor servers) $9.55 June 1, 2014 n/a
Quebec (general2) $10.35 May 1, 2014 $10.55 (May 1, 2015)
Quebec (employees receiving tips) $8.90 May 1, 2014 $9.05 (May 1, 2015)
Saskatchewan $10.20 October 1, 2014 n/a
Newfoundland and Labrador $10.25 October 1, 2014 $10.50 (October 1, 2015)
Northwest Territories $10.00 April 1, 2011 $12,50 (June 1, 2015)
Yukon3 $10.72 April 1, 2014 n/a