It was confirmed on Wednesday that Quebec’s minimum wage will increase to $15.25 as of May 1.
With an increase of over 7%, this is Quebec’s biggest pay bump since 1995. The province now has the third-highest rate in the country. But how does the rest of Canada compare?
According to the Retail Council of Canada, Nunavut has the highest minimum wage rate at $16 an hour. Yukon is close behind with a rate of $15.70 an hour.
Alberta hasn’t seen an increase from its $15 rate since 2018, while Saskatchewan and Manitoba appear to have some of the lowest rates at $13 and $13.50, respectively.
Here’s how all the provinces stack up, starting with Quebec.
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$14.25 (will increase to $15.25 as of May 2023).
$15.50 as of October 1, 2022.
$15 as of October 2018.
$15.65 as of October 2022.
$13.50 as of October 2022.
$13.75 as of October 2022.
Newfoundland and Labrador
$13.70 (will increase to $15 as of October 2023).
$13.60 (will increase up to $15 by April 2024).
Prince Edward Island
$13.70 (will increase to $15 by October 2023.
$13.00 (will increase to $15 by October 2024).