Minimum wage by province

Publié mars 29, 2021

The information below has been compiled by Restaurants Canada to provide an overview of minimum wage rates impacting foodservice operations in each province and territory.

Alberta

General Minimum Wage: $15.00/hour

Student Minimum Wage: $13.00/hour

Effective as of June 26, 2019.

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British Columbia

General Minimum Wage: $14.60/hour
Liquor Server Minimum Wage: $13.95/hour

Effective as of June 1, 2020. Both the general minimum wage and liquor server wage will increase to $15.20/hour on June 1, 2021, effectively eliminating the liquor server wage.

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Manitoba

General Minimum Wage: $11.90/hour

Effective as of October 1, 2020.

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New Brunswick

General Minimum Wage: $11.70/hour

Effective as of April 1, 2020.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

General Minimum Wage: $12.15/hour

Effective as of Oct. 1, 2020. On April 1, 2021, the minimum wage will increase based on the National Consumer Price Index at that time, based on the established formula. In addition, the rate will be increased by 25 cents. On Oct. 1, 2021, the minimum wage will increase by 25 cents.

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Northwest Territories

General Minimum Wage: $13.46/hour

Effective as of April 1, 2018.

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Nova Scotia

General Minimum Wage: $12.55/hour

Effective as of April 1, 2020. As of April 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate employers must pay employees is increasing to $12.95/hour.

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Nunavut

General Minimum Wage: $16/hour

Effective as of April 1, 2020.

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Ontario

General Minimum Wage: $14.25/hour
Student Minimum Wage: $13.40/hour
Liquor Server Minimum Wage: $12.45/hour

Effective as of Oct. 1, 2020. As of Oct. 1, 2021, the general minimum wage rate employers must pay employees is increasing to $14.35/hour, the minimum wage rate employers must pay employees who are students is increasing to $13.50/hour and the minimum wage rate employers must pay liquor server employees is increasing to $12.55/hour.

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Prince Edward Island

General Minimum Wage: $12.85/hour

Effective as of April 1, 2020. As of April 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate employers must pay employees is increasing to $13/hour.

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Quebec

General Minimum Wage: $13.10/hour
Tipped Minimum Wage: $10.45/hour

Effective as of May 1, 2020. As of May 1, 2021, the general minimum wage rate employers must pay employees is increasing to $13.50/hour and the minimum wage rate employers must pay tipped employees is increasing to $10.80/hour.

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Saskatchewan

General Minimum Wage: $11.45/hour

Effective as of Oct. 1, 2020.

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Yukon

General Minimum Wage: $13.71

Effective as of April 1, 2020. As of April 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate employers must pay employees is increasing to $13.85/hour.

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