Minimum Wage Increase Now In Effect in many Canadian Provinces

On October 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Saskatchewan has increased.

Province Current General Minimum Wage (as of October 1, 2015) Previous General Minimum Wage
Alberta $11.20/hour $10.20/hour
Manitoba $11.00/hour $10.70/hour
Newfoundland and Labrador $10.50/hour $10.25/hour
Ontario $11.25/hour $11.00/hour
Saskatchewan $10.50/hour $10.20/hour


Please note that there are different minimum wage requirements in many provinces that depend on the classification of the worker, such as liquor servers.

Employers are reminded to update their employment contracts and practices to ensure they reflect the new minimum wage

Matthew Curtis

About Matthew Curtis

Matthew Curtis is a partner in Dentons Canada LLP’s Employment and Labour Group. He advises Canadian and international organizations on a variety of labour and employment matters.

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