13. Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rate by province/territory

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Province/TerritoryHourly rateEffective dateUpcoming changes
Alberta$13.60October 1, 2017$15.00 on October 1, 2018
British Columbia$12.65June 1, 2018$13.85 on June 1, 2019
British Columbia (Liquor servers)$11.40June 1, 2018$12.70 on June 1, 2019
Prince Edward Island$11.55April 1, 2018n/a
Manitoba$11.15October 1, 2017$11.35 on October 1, 2018
New Brunswick$11.25April 1, 2018n/a
Nova Scotia (with experience)$11.00April 1, 2018n/a
Nova Scotia (no experience)$10.50April 1, 2018n/a
Nunavut$13.00Avril 1, 2016n/a
Ontario (general1)$14.00January 1, 2018$15.00 on January 1, 2019
Ontario (students under 18)$13.15January 1, 2018$14.10 on January 1, 2019
Ontario (Liquor servers)$12.20January 1, 2018$13.05 on January 1, 2019
Quebec (general2)$12.00May 1, 2018May 1, 2019
Quebec (employees receiving tips)$9.80May 1, 2018May 1, 2019
Saskatchewan$10.96October 1, 2017$11.06 on October 1, 2018
Newfoundland and Labrador$11.15April 1, 2018n/a
Northwest Territories$13.46April 1, 2018n/a
Yukon3$11.51April 1, 2018April 1, 2019