13. Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rate by province/territory

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Province/Territory Hourly rate Effective date Upcoming changes
Alberta $12.20 October 1, 2016 October 1, 2017
British Columbia $10.85 September 15, 2016 September 15, 2017
British Columbia (Liquor servers) $9.60 September 15, 2016 September 15, 2017
Prince Edward Island $11.25 April 1, 2017 n/a
Manitoba $11.00 October 1, 2015 n/a
New Brunswick $11.00 April 1, 2017 n/a
Nova Scotia (with experience) $10.85 April 1, 2017 n/a
Nova Scotia (no experience) $10.35 April 1, 2017 n/a
Nunavut $13.00 Avril 1, 2016 n/a
Ontario (general1) $11.40 October 1, 2016 October 1, 2017
Ontario (students under 18) $10.70 October 1, 2016 October 1, 2017
Ontario (Liquor servers) $9.90 October 1, 2016 October 1, 2017
Quebec (general2) $10.75 May 1, 2016 May 1, 2017
Quebec (employees receiving tips) $9.20 May 1, 2016 May 1, 2017
Saskatchewan $10.72 October 1, 2016 n/a
Newfoundland and Labrador $10.75 April 1, 2017 October 1, 2017
Northwest Territories $12.50 June 1, 2015 n/a
Yukon3 $11.32 April 1, 2017 April 1, 2018