Minimum wage for Workers in Canada – Latest Update

Minimum wage for Workers in Canada – Latest Update

There are many factors you should consider when choosing to immigrate to Canada. In particular, looking at the current average minimum wage and upcoming changes is also important information as it reflects the ability to pay for your living in the future. Join Le Immigration to learn about the minimum wage in the provinces of Canada!

What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is the lowest salary an employer is allowed to pay an employee within the jurisdiction of each province and territory in Canada. This means that each province and territory will set their own minimum wage through legislation. And each province may have its own exceptions.

Minimum wage in Canada by Province and Territory

The Trade Association publishes the minimum base wage in Canada and will update it annually according to the commitments of the Provinces and Territories. Based on this, immigrants and workers in Canada can negotiate their own salary.

ProvinceMinimum Hourly Wage/Minimum Hourly WageNote
Alberta$15.00Effective from 01/10/2021
British Columbia$15.20Effective from 01/06/2021
Manitoba$11.95Effective from October 1, 2021. Manitoba minimum wage adjusted annually on October 1st based on inflation rate
New Brunswick$11.75Effective from April 1, 2021. The minimum wage in NB will increase to $12.75 on April 1, 2022 and to $13.75 on October 1, 2022.
Newfoundland & Labrador$12.75Effective from October 1, 2021. The minimum wage in Nfld is adjusted annually on April 1st based on the consumer price index (Consumer Price Index).
Northwest Territories$15.20Effective from September 1, 2021. The minimum wage in the NT is reviewed by the Wage Commission every 2 years
Nova Scotia$12.95Effective from April 1, 2021. The minimum wage will increase by $13.35 on April 1, 2022, with an additional increase to $15.00 likely to occur on April 1, 2024.
Nuvanut$16.00Effective from April 1, 2021. Minimum wage in Nuvanut adjusted annually on April 1st
Ontario$15.00Effective from 01/01/2022
Prince Edward Island$13.00Effective from April 1, 2021. Minimum wage at PEI will increase by $13.70 on April 1, 2022
Quebec$13.50Effective from 01/05/2021. Quebec’s minimum wage will increase by $14.25 on May 1, 2022
Saskatchewan$11.81Effective from October 1, 2021. The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is adjusted annually on 1 October based on the consumer price index (Consumer Price Index).
Yukon$15.20Effective from April 1, 2021. The minimum wage in the Yukon is adjusted annually on 1 April based on the consumer price index (Consumer Price Index).

Looking at the minimum wage table by province as above, it can be seen that the minimum hourly wage is highest in major provinces including British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Ontario. For example in Ontario where the minimum wage is $15/hour, a full-time worker (40 hours/week) would have an annual salary (52 weeks) of: 15x40x52= $31,200

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