Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Experienced Adult Workers in Canada

JurisdictionEffective DateWage RateNote
Federal Footnote1 18-Dec-1996 The minimum wage rate applicable in regard to employees under federal jurisdiction is the general adult minimum rate of the province or territory where the employee is usually employed
Alberta 01-Sep-2014 $10.20
British Columbia Footnote2 01-May-2012 $10.25
Manitoba 01-Oct-2014 $10.70
New Brunswick 01-Apr-2012 $10.00
Newfoundland and Labrador 01-Oct-2014 $10.25
Northwest Territories 01-Apr-2011 $10.00
Nova Scotia Footnote2 01-Apr-2014 $10.40 On April 1 of each year, this rate is adjusted by the percentage change in the projected annual Consumer Price Index for Canada in the preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest $0.05.
Nunavut 01-Jan-2011 $11.00
Ontario 01-Jun-2014 $11.00
Prince Edward Island 01-Oct-2014 $10.35
Quebec 01-May-2014 $10.35
Saskatchewan 01-Oct-2014 $10.20
Yukon 01-Apr-2014 $10.72 On April 1 of each year, this rate increases by an amount corresponding to the annual increase for the preceding year in the Consumer Price Index for the city of Whitehorse.

Note: In most jurisdictions, these rates also apply to young workers. More information is available on special rates for young workers under "Current And Forthcoming Minimum Wage Rates in Canada for Young Workers and Specific Occupations".

Footnotes

Footnote1

The federal jurisdiction includes labour market sectors coming under federal authority by virtue of the Constitution, such as international and interprovincial transportation, telecommunication and banking.

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Footnote2

There is a special minimum wage rate for inexperienced employees. See "Current and Forthcoming Minimum Wage Rates in Canada for Young Workers and Specific Occupations".

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