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

JurisdictionEffective DateWage Rate
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Federal 29-Dec-2021 $15.00 An employee should be paid at least the federal minimum wage. If the minimum wage of the province or territory where the employee usually works is higher than the federal minimum wage, the employer is to pay the higher minimum wage.
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 $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-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 $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 $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 $2,162.00 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-Oct-2020 $12.45 For employees who serve liquor in licensed establishments.
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-2020 $10.45 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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