Here's how Quebec's new minimum wage stacks up against other provinces

Jan 19 2023, 3:32 pm

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.


Inspired By Maps/Shutterstock

$14.25 (will increase to $15.25 as of May 2023).



$15.50 as of October 1, 2022.


Alix Kreil/Shutterstock

$15 as of October 2018.

British Columbia

EB Adventure Photography/Shutterstock

$15.65 as of October 2022.


Salvador Maniquiz/Shutterstock

$13.50 as of October 2022.

New Brunswick


$13.75 as of October 2022.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock

$13.70 (will increase to $15 as of October 2023).

Nova Scotia

Maurizio De Mattei/Shutterstock

$13.60 (will increase up to $15 by April 2024).

Prince Edward Island


$13.70 (will increase to $15 by October 2023.


Jeff Whyte/Shutterstock

$13.00 (will increase to $15 by October 2024).

Al SciolaAl Sciola

+ News
+ Venture
+ Canada
+ Money
+ Canada