These spots in Canada are raising the minimum wage this year

Mar 7 2023, 4:03 pm

For some people in Canada, 2023 will see the minimum wage increase in the province or territory they reside in, providing a boost to their paycheques.

Some provinces will even see multiple raises of the minimum wage over 2023, while Alberta has gone the longest without a minimum wage hike, last raising it in June 2019.

Here’s a rundown on which spots in Canada will and won’t be raising the minimum wage in 2023, according to the Government of Canada:

Raising wages in 2023 

New Brunswick will see the minimum wage go to $14.75 on April 1.

Yukon will see the minimum wage go to $16.77 on April 1.

Manitoba will see two minimum wage hikes, jumping to $14.15 an hour on April 1 and then to $15 on October 1. 

Newfoundland and Labrador will see two minimum wage hikes, jumping to $14.50 an hour on April 1 and then to $15 on October 1. 

Nova Scotia will also see two minimum wage hikes, jumping to $14.50 an hour on April 1 and then to $15 on October 1. 

Prince Edward Island will see the minimum wage go to $15 on October 1.

Saskatchewan will see the minimum wage go to $14 on October 1. 

Not raising wages in 2023

Alberta will not be raising its minimum wage. The province last did so on June 26, 2019, to $15 an hour.

Northwest Territories will not be raising their minimum wage, last doing so on September 21, 2021, to $15.20 an hour.

Nunavut will not be raising the minimum wage, last doing so on April 1, 2020, to $16 an hour.

Ontario will also not be raising the minimum wage, last doing so on October 1, 2022, to $15.50 an hour. 

BC will not be raising the minimum wage, last doing so on June 1, 2022, to $15.65 an hour. 

Lastly, Quebec will not be raising its minimum wage, last doing so on May 1, 2022, to $14.25 an hour. 

The federal minimum wage last went up by 55 cents to $15.55 an hour on April 1, 2022, and will increase again to $16.65 on April 1, 2023.

If you are curious, you can check out the general hourly minimum wage rates in Canada since 1965 here.

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