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Minimum wage in every province and territory across Canada right now (MAP)

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Minimum wage in every province and territory across Canada right now (MAP)

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Daily Hive Staff May 30, 2017 12:58 pm 20,292

On Tuesday morning, the Province of Ontario announced it will be increasing minimum wage to $14 and hour in 2018 and then $15 an hour by 2019.

It is the largest increase in minimum wage in the Ontario’s history as the current rate is $11.40.

Which got us thinking, what does minimum wage look like across the country right now?

Well, according to the Retail Council of Canada, the average is roughly around $11 per hour. While Nunavut has the highest minimum wage at $13 per hour, as of May 2017, and New Brunswick has the lowest at $10.65.

If Ontario’s proposal goes through, as of January 1, 2018, minimum wage in Ontario will be the highest in Canada. Alberta will take the crown in October of 2018 when they up theirs to $15/hour.

Retail Council of Canada

Check out a further breakdown below as per the Retail Council of Canada:

Province

Minimum Hourly Wage

Notes

Alberta

$12.20

Minimum wage will rise to $13.60 per hour on October 1, 2017, and to $15 per hour on October 1, 2018.
British Columbia

$10.85

On September 15, 2017, the minimum wage will rise to $11.35
Manitoba

$11.00

New Brunswick

$10.65

On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage rose to $11.00. It will then be adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index.
Newfoundland & Labrador

$10.50

On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage was increased to $10.75. Minimum wage will then rise to $11.00 on October 1, 2017.

 

Northwest Territories

$12.50

The regulation does not specify that there must be an annual increase.

 

Nova Scotia

$10.70

On April 1 of each year, minimum wage is adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index. On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage rose to 10.85 per hour.

 

Nunavut

$13.00

The minimum wage is adjusted annually on April 1.

 

Ontario

$11.40

On October 1, 2017, the minimum wage will increase to $11.60 per hour. Then again to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, 2018
Prince Edward Island

$11.00

On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage was increased to $11.25 per hour.

 

Quebec

$10.75

On May 1, 2017, the minimum wage was increased to $11.25 per hour.

 

Saskatchewan

$10.72

On October 1, 2016, the minimum wage was increased to 10.72.

 

Yukon

$11.07

On April 1, 2017, the minimum wage rose to $11.32 per hour.
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