13. Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rate by province/territory

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Province/TerritoryHourly rateEffective dateUpcoming changes
Alberta$15.00October 1, 2018n/a
British Columbia$13.85June 1, 2019$14.60 on June 1, 2020
British Columbia (liquor servers)$12.70June 1, 2019$13.95 on June 1, 2020
Prince Edward Island$12.25April 1, 2019April 1, 2020
Manitoba (security guards)$12.50October 1, 2018n/a
Manitoba$11.65October 1, 2019n/a
New Brunswick$11.50April 1, 2019April 1, 2020
Nova Scotia (with experience)$11.55April 1, 2019April 1, 2020
Nova Scotia (no experience)$11.05April 1, 2019April 1, 2020
Nunavut$13.00April 1, 2018n/a
Ontario (home workers)$15.40January 1, 2018October 1, 2020
Ontario (general)1$14.00January 1, 2018October 1, 2020
Ontario (students under 18)$13.15January 1, 2018October 1, 2020
Ontario (liquor servers)$12.20January 1, 2018October 1, 2020
Quebec (general)2$12.50May 1, 2019May 1, 2020
Quebec (employees receiving tips)$10.05May 1, 2019May 1, 2020
Saskatchewan$11.32October 1, 2019October 1, 2020
Newfoundland and Labrador$11.40April 1, 2019April 1, 2020
Northwest Territories$13.46April 1, 2018n/a
Yukon3$12.71April 1, 2019April 1, 2020