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-Sep-2011 $9.05 For liquor servers (employees who, as part of their duties serve liquor, other than on an infrequent or occasional basis, directly to customers in licensed establishments.)
Alberta 01-Sep-2013 $397.00 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-Sep-2013 $1,893.00 Per month. For domestic employees residing primarily in the employer's home.
Alberta 01-Sep-2014 $9.20 For liquor servers (employees who, as part of their duties serve liquor, other than on an infrequent or occasional basis, directly to customers in licensed establishments.)
Alberta 01-Sep-2014 $406.00 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-Sep-2014 $1,937.00 Per month. For domestic employees residing primarily in the employer's home.
British Columbia 01-May-2011 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 $0.343 per pound and $0.163 per pound for brussels sprouts. The rates are based on gross volume or weight. The rate is $0.137 for a bunch of daffodils.
British Columbia 01-May-2012 $9.00 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-May-2012 $82.00 Per day. For live-in camp leaders.
British Columbia 01-May-2012 $102.50 Per day. For live-in home support workers.
British Columbia 01-May-2012 $2,094.84 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 $615.00 plus $24.65 per suite.
Manitoba 01-Jan-2013 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 $30.25 and $32.90 for a bricklayer journeyperson.
Manitoba 01-May-2013 For employees in the heavy construction industry. Rates are based on occupational classification (e.g. the rate for a mobile crane operator is $20.90 per hour).
Manitoba 01-Oct-2014 $10.95 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-2012 $440.00 Per week. For employees whose hours of work are unverifiable and who are not strictly remunerated by commission.
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2014 $9.90 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-2014 $10.40 For employees in a logging or forest operation (A monthly rate is set at $2035.00 for employees who have no fixed work week or whose hours are unverifiable.)
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2014 $10.40 For employees employed in construction, property maintenance work and related activities.
Ontario 01-Jun-2014 $9.55 For employees who serve liquor in licensed establishments.
Ontario 01-Jun-2014 $10.30 Students under 18 employed up to 28 hours in a week, or during a school holiday
Ontario 01-Jun-2014 $12.10 For homeworkers. Rate based on 110% the general minimum wage rate.
Ontario 01-Jun-2014 $55.00 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working less than 5 hours in a day.
Ontario 01-Jun-2014 $110.00 Per day. For hunting and fishing guides working 5 hours or more in a day.
Quebec 01-May-2014 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 ($0.81 per kilogram of strawberries, $3.04 per kilogram of raspberries)
Quebec 01-May-2014 $8.90 For employees who usually receive gratuities.

Note: Unless specified otherwise, minimum wage rates for young workers are the same as for adult workers

Footnotes

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Hourly rate, unless otherwise indicated.

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