Current Minimum Wage Rates Across Canada (April 1, 2024)

Minimum wages in Canada'ss provinces

Workers in unstable, low-wage, and precarious positions have successfully advocated for increases in the minimum wage across the country. With the cost of living crisis taking its toll, the focus has shifted to fighting for a minimum wage of at least $20 per hour. Workers are also fighting for legislated annual wage adjustments to keep pace with rising costs, elimination of sub-minimum wage rates, and removal all exemptions to the general minimum wage for students, farmworkers, and other groups. Click here to join the fight for a $20 minimum wage and decent work for all!

Jurisdiction Minimum Wage Notes
Federal $17.30 If the minimum wage set by the province or territory where the person is employed is greater than the federal minimum wage, the provincial or territorial wage rate applies.

Federal minimum wage applies to workers in federally-regulated sectors (e.g. truck drivers, airport workers, bank tellers)
Alberta $15.00  
British Columbia $16.75 Effective June 1, 2024 it will be $17.40
Manitoba $15.30 Effective October 1, 2024 it will be $15.80
New Brunswick $15.30  
Newfoundland & Labrador $15.60  
Nova Scotia $15.20   
Ontario $16.55 Effective October 1, 2024 it will be $17.20
Prince Edward Island $15.40  Effective October 1, 2024 it will be $16.00
Québec $15.25  Effective May 1, 2024 it will be $15.75
Saskatchewan $14.00 Effective October 1, 2024 it will be $15.00
Northwest Territories $16.05  
Nunavut $19.00  
Yukon $17.59  

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