Minimum wage rate in Canada
Minimum Wage Rates in Canada
The table below only shows the minimum wage rate of experienced adult workers for more categorical information you have to visit applicable Government agency. Ontario categorical information of different wage rate of different categories is also listed down in the matrix named Ontario minimum wage rate. But for all other province and territories one have to visit the appropriate department. A link is provided under the required agency column to consult the relative department for each province and territory in Canada for minimum hourly wage rates. Wage rates per hours are in Canadian dollars.
What is Minimum Wage
Minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily, weekly, bi weekly, semi monthly, monthly or yearly wage that an employer can pay an employee Most employees gets at least the minimum wage rate whether they are full-time, part-time or are paid an hourly rate, commission, single rate, flat rate or regular salary.
Canadian Minimum Wage Rate
Wage rates per hour
September 01 2012
May 01 2012
October 01 2012
April 01 2012
Newfoundland and Labrador
July 01 2010
April 01 2011
April 01 2013
January 01 2011
31st March 2010
Prince Edward Island
April 01 2012
May 01 2013
December 01 2012
April 01 2013
Minimum Wage Rate feature in SimplePay
SimplePay provides minimum wage rate feature for all the provinces/ territories in Canada.
Minimum Wage in Ontario
In Ontario there are different categories and min wage rate for different categories is different for each category. These are the following categories as given below:
General minimum wage rate
This rate applies to almost all the employees called general min wage rate.
Student wage rate
This rate applies to students only which are under the age of 18 and who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session or work during a school break or in summer holidays.
Liquor workers wage
This hourly wage rate applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests as a regular part of their work in licensed areas.
Hunting and fishing guides wage
The minimum wage for hunting and fishing guides is actually based on number blocks of time instead of by the hour. See the min wage rate matrix below for details on hunting and fishing guides wage rate
Home worker's min wage
Home workers are employees who do paid work in their own homes. For example, answering phone calls, clothes stitching etc
Note: students of any age (even those which are under the age of 18 years) who are employed as home workers must be paid the home worker's minimum wage.
For more information
For more information on Minimum Wage Rate of each province you have to visit their website given at the top table in Required Agency column.