On October 1, 2022, Ontario’s minimum wage increased by 50 cents to an hourly rate of $15.50.
Ontario now has the fourth highest rate in the country. But how does the rest of Canada compare?
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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.
BC now has the third highest minimum wage rate in the country, after it increased to $15.65 in June 2022.
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 other provinces compare, starting with Ontario.
$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 as of October 2022.
$13.60 as of October 2022.
Prince Edward Island
$13.70 as of April 2022.
$14.25 as of May 2022.
$13 as of October 2022.