Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Young Workers And Specific Occupations

JurisdictionEffective DateWage Rate
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Federal 18-Dec-1996 Workers under 17 years of age receive the same rate as the general adult rate in the province or territory where they work.
Alberta 01-Oct-2018 $598.00 Per week. For commercial salespersons; automobile, truck or bus salespersons; mobile or residential home salespersons; farm machinery salespersons; construction equipment salespersons and commission salespersons who solicit orders for later delivery
Alberta 01-Oct-2018 $2,848.00 Per month. For domestic employees residing primarily in the employer's home.
Alberta 26-Jun-2019 $13.00 Students under 18 employed up to 28 hours in a week, or during a school holiday
British Columbia 15-Sep-2017 Crop harvesters employed on a piece rate basis and who hand harvest selected fruits, vegetables, berry crops, or daffodils. For instance, the rate for strawberries is $0.380 per pound and $0.180 per pound for brussels sprouts. The rates are based on gross volume or weight. The rate is $0.152 for a bunch of daffodils.
British Columbia 15-Sep-2017 $113.50 Per day. For live-in home support workers.
British Columbia 01-Jan-2019 Crop harvesters employed on a piece rate basis and who hand harvest selected fruits, vegetables, berry crops, or daffodils. For instance, the rate for strawberries is $0.424 per pound and $0.201 per pound for brussels sprouts. The rates are based on gross volume or weight. The rate is $0.169 for a bunch of daffodils.
British Columbia 01-Jun-2019 $12.70 For liquor servers (employees whose primary duties are as a server of food or drink or both and who, as a regular part of their employment, serve liquor directly to customers in licensed premises.)
British Columbia 01-Jun-2019 $110.87 Per day. For live-in camp leaders.
British Columbia 01-Jun-2019 $2,832.11 Per month. For resident caretakers of a building of 61 or more residential suites. For an apartment building containing 9 to 60 residential suites the rate is $831.45 plus $33.32 per suite.
British Columbia 01-Jun-2020 $13.95 For liquor servers (employees whose primary duties are as a server of food or drink or both and who, as a regular part of their employment, serve liquor directly to customers in licensed premises.)
British Columbia 01-Jun-2020 $116.86 Per day. For live-in camp leaders.
British Columbia 01-Jun-2020 $2,985.04 Per month. For resident caretakers of a building of 61 or more residential suites. For an apartment building containing 9 to 60 residential suites the rate is $876.35 plus $35.12 per suite.
British Columbia 01-Jun-2021 $15.20 For liquor servers (employees whose primary duties are as a server of food or drink or both and who, as a regular part of their employment, serve liquor directly to customers in licensed premises.)
British Columbia 01-Jun-2021 $121.65 Per day. For live-in camp leaders.
British Columbia 01-Jun-2021 $3,107.42 Per month. For resident caretakers of a building of 61 or more residential suites. For an apartment building containing 9 to 60 residential suites the rate is $912.28 plus $35.56 per suite.
Manitoba 01-Oct-2016 $12.50 For licensed security guards.
New Brunswick 01-Jun-2008 Different minimum wage rates are set for employees engaged in government construction work (buildings, roads and bridges). Rates are based on occupational classification. For example, labourers are entitled to $12.63 per hour.
New Brunswick 01-Apr-2012 $440.00 Per week. For counsellor and program staff who are employed at a residential summer camp by an employer that has notified the Director of employment standards in writing that it is a charitable organization or a not-for-profit organization.
New Brunswick 01-Apr-2018 $495.00 Per week. For employees whose hours of work are unverifiable and who are not strictly remunerated by commission.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2018 $10.50 For inexperienced employees, i.e., a person who has not been employed for more than three months by any employer to do the work for which he/she is presently employed.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2018 $11.00 For employees employed in construction, property maintenance work and related activities.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2018 $11.00 For employees in a logging or forest operation (A monthly rate is set at $2162 for employees who have no fixed work week or whose hours are unverifiable.)
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2019 $11.05 For inexperienced employees, i.e., a person who has not been employed for more than three months by any employer to do the work for which he/she is presently employed.
Ontario 01-Jan-2018 $12.20 For employees who serve liquor in licensed establishments.
Ontario 01-Jan-2018 $13.15 Students under 18 employed up to 28 hours in a week, or during a school holiday
Ontario 01-Jan-2018 $15.40 For homeworkers. Rate based on 110% the general minimum wage rate.
Ontario 01-Jan-2018 $70.00 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working less than 5 hours in a day.
Ontario 01-Jan-2018 $140.00 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working 5 hours or more in a day.
Quebec 01-May-2018 For employees assigned mainly to non-mechanized operations relating to the picking of raspberries or strawberries . The rates are established on the basis of yield ($0.95 per kilogram of strawberries, $3.56 per kilogram of raspberries).
Quebec 01-May-2018 $9.80 For employees who usually receive gratuities.
Quebec 01-May-2019 For employees assigned mainly to non-mechanized operations relating to the picking of raspberries or strawberries. The rates are established on the basis of yield ($0.99 per kilogram of strawberries, $3.71 per kilogram of raspberries)
Quebec 01-May-2019 $10.05 For employees who usually receive gratuities.
Yukon 01-Apr-2018 For employees engaged in government construction work. Rates are based on occupational classification. For example, the hourly rate for a general labourer is $24.12.
Note: Unless specified otherwise, minimum wage rates for young workers are the same as for adult workers
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