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-2017 $542.00 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-2017 $2,582.00 Per month. For domestic employees residing primarily in the employer's home.
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.
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 $0.1452 for a bunch of daffodils.
British Columbia 15-Sep-2017 $10.10 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 15-Sep-2017 $90.80 Per day. For live-in camp leaders.
British Columbia 15-Sep-2017 $113.50 Per day. For live-in home support workers.
British Columbia 15-Sep-2017 $2,319.65 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 $681.00 plus $27.29 per suite.
Manitoba 01-Oct-2016 $12.50 For licensed security guards.
Manitoba 01-Jan-2017 For employees in the industrial, commercial or institutional (ICI) sector of the construction industry. Rates are based on occupational classification. For instance, the hourly rate for a boilermaker journeyperson is $33.40 and $36.30 for a bricklayer journeyperson.
Manitoba 01-May-2017 For employees in the heavy construction industry. Rates are based on occupational classification (e.g. the rate for a mobile crane operator is $25.25 per hour).
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-2017 $484.00 Per week. For employees whose hours of work are unverifiable and who are not strictly remunerated by commission.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2017 $10.35 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-2017 $10.85 For employees employed in construction, property maintenance work and related activities.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2017 $10.85 For employees in a logging or forest operation (A monthly rate is set at $2127.95 for employees who have no fixed work week or whose hours are unverifiable.)
Ontario 01-Oct-2017 $10.10 For employees who serve liquor in licensed establishments.
Ontario 01-Oct-2017 $10.90 Students under 18 employed up to 28 hours in a week, or during a school holiday
Ontario 01-Oct-2017 $12.80 For homeworkers. Rate based on 110% the general minimum wage rate.
Ontario 01-Oct-2017 $58.00 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working less than 5 hours in a day.
Ontario 01-Oct-2017 $116.00 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working 5 hours or more in a day.
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.
Ontario 01-Jan-2019 $13.05 For employees who serve liquor in licensed establishments.
Ontario 01-Jan-2019 $14.10 Students under 18 employed up to 28 hours in a week, or during a school holiday
Ontario 01-Jan-2019 $16.50 For homeworkers. Rate based on 110% the general minimum wage rate.
Ontario 01-Jan-2019 $75.00 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working less than 5 hours in a day.
Ontario 01-Jan-2019 $150.00 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working 5 hours or more in a day.
Quebec 01-May-2017 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 ($0.89 per kilogram of strawberries, $3.33 per kilogram of raspberries)
Quebec 01-May-2017 $9.45 For employees who usually receive gratuities.
Yukon 01-Apr-2017 For employees engaged in government construction work. Rates are based on occupational classification. For example, the hourly rate for a general labourer is $23.72.
Note: Unless specified otherwise, minimum wage rates for young workers are the same as for adult workers
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