Hourly Minimum Wages in CANADA for Adult Workers

Jurisdiction 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Federal 01-Jul-65
$1.25
Footnote1

01-Jul-70
$1.65

01-Jul-71
$1.75

01-Nov-72
$1.90

01-Apr-74
$2.20

Alberta 01-Jan-65
$0.95
Footnote2

01-Jan-65
$1.00
Footnote3

01-Jul-66
$1.00
Footnote4

01-Aug-67
$1.15

01-Jan-68
$1.25

01-Apr-70
$1.40

01-Oct-70
$1.55

01-Jan-73
$1.75

01-Oct-73
$1.90

01-Apr-74
$2.00

British Columbia 01-Jan-65
$1.00
Footnote5

01-May-67
$1.10

01-Nov-67
$1.25

04-May-70
$1.50

04-Dec-72
$2.00

03-Dec-73
$2.25

03-Jun-74
$2.50

Manitoba 01-Jan-65
$0.70
Footnote6

01-Jan-65
$0.75
Footnote7

01-Dec-65
$0.80
Footnote8

01-Dec-65
$0.85
Footnote9

01-Jul-66
$0.90
Footnote8

01-Jul-66
$0.92
Footnote9

01-Dec-66
$1.00

01-Dec-67
$1.10

01-Apr-68
$1.15

01-Aug-68
$1.20

01-Dec-68
$1.25

01-Dec-69
$1.35

01-Oct-70
$1.50

01-Nov-71
$1.65

01-Oct-72
$1.75

01-Oct-73
$1.90

01-Jul-74
$2.15

New Brunswick 01-Jan-65
$0.75
Footnote10

01-Jul-65
$0.80
Footnote10

01-Jul-66
$0.90
Footnote10

01-Jan-68
$1.00

01-Jan-70
$1.15

01-Sep-71
$1.25

01-Mar-72
$1.40

01-Jan-73
$1.50

01-Jan-74
$1.75

01-Jul-74
$1.90

Newfoundland and Labrador 01-Jan-65
$0.50
Footnote11

01-Jan-65
$0.70
Footnote12

01-May-68
$0.85
Footnote13

01-May-68
$1.10
Footnote14

01-Jul-70
$1.00
Footnote13

01-Jul-70
$1.25
Footnote14

01-Jun-72
$1.40
Footnote15

01-Jan-74
$1.80
Footnote16

01-Jul-74
$2.00
Footnote16

Northwest Territories 01-Jul-68
$1.25

01-Sep-70
$1.50

01-Sep-73
$2.00

01-Apr-74
$2.50

Nova Scotia 01-Jan-65
$21.60
Footnote17

20-Feb-65
$0.80
Footnote18

20-Feb-65
$1.05
Footnote19

01-Jun-66
$0.85
Footnote20

01-Jun-66
$1.10
Footnote21

01-Apr-68
$0.90
Footnote22

01-Apr-68
$1.15
Footnote23

01-Aug-68
$1.00
Footnote24

01-Aug-68
$1.25
Footnote25

01-Jan-71
$1.10
Footnote26

01-Jan-71
$1.30
Footnote27

01-Jul-71
$1.20
Footnote28

01-Jul-71
$1.35
Footnote29

01-Jul-72
$1.55

01-Jul-73
$1.65

01-Jul-74
$1.80

01-Oct-74
$2.00

Ontario 01-Jan-65
$0.90
Footnote30

01-Jan-65
$0.95
Footnote31

01-Jan-65
$1.00
Footnote32

01-Jan-65
$1.00
Footnote33

30-Mar-65
$1.00
Footnote34

27-Dec-65
$1.00
Footnote35

01-Jan-69
$1.30

01-Oct-70
$1.50

01-Apr-71
$1.65

01-Feb-73
$1.80

01-Jan-74
$2.00

01-Oct-74
$2.25

Prince Edward Island 01-Jan-65
$1.00
Footnote36

16-Apr-66
$1.10
Footnote37

01-Jul-68
$0.80
Footnote38

01-Jan-69
$0.85
Footnote38

01-Jul-69
$0.95
Footnote38

01-Sep-69
$1.25
Footnote37

01-Jul-72
$1.10
Footnote38

01-Jul-73
$1.30
Footnote38

01-Jul-73
$1.40
Footnote37

01-Jan-74
$1.65

01-Jul-74
$1.75

Quebec 01-Jan-65
$0.70
Footnote39

01-Oct-65
$0.85
Footnote40

01-Nov-66
$1.00
Footnote41

01-Apr-67
$1.05
Footnote42

01-Nov-68
$1.25
Footnote43

01-May-70
$1.35
Footnote44

01-Nov-70
$1.40
Footnote45

01-May-71
$1.45

01-Nov-71
$1.50

01-Aug-72
$1.60

01-Nov-72
$1.65

01-May-73
$1.70

01-Nov-73
$1.85

01-May-74
$2.10

01-Nov-74
$2.30

Saskatchewan 01-Jan-65
$36.50
Footnote46

01-May-65
$38.00
Footnote46

01-Sep-66
$40.00
Footnote46

01-Oct-68
$1.05
Footnote47

01-Oct-69
$1.25
Footnote47

01-Jun-71
$1.50
Footnote47

02-Jan-72
$1.70

01-Jul-72
$1.75

01-Dec-73
$2.00

02-Jul-74
$2.25

Yukon 01-Jul-68
$1.25

01-May-70
$1.50

01-Jan-72
$1.75

01-Jun-73
$2.00
Footnote48

01-Apr-74
$2.30
Footnote48

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