LABOR LAW NEWS
2015 Canada Minimum Wage
Published on November 20, 2014
Canada has both federal and provincial minimum wages, but only about 10% of employees are covered by federal labor laws. Most workers are covered by the employment laws of the province or territory they work in.
The Federal Minimum Wage rate is the general adult minimum wage rate of the province or territory where the work is performed. When a provincial or territorial government raises its minimum wage, the federal rate for that province or territory is automatically increased.
Federal jobs include transportation, financial services, telecommunications and broadcasting, banking and other federal employees.
Provincial minimum wage rates apply to all non-federal jobs, either in the private or government-regulated areas.
|Alberta||$10.20||September 1, 2014|
|British Columbia||$10.25||May 1, 2012|
|Manitoba||$10.70||October 1, 2014|
|New Brunswick||$10.30||December 31, 2014|
|Newfoundland & Labrador||$10.25||Until October 1, 2015, then it will raise to $10.50|
|Nova Scotia||$10.40||April 1, 2014|
|Ontario||$11.00||June 1, 2014|
|Prince Edward Island||$10.35||October 1, 2014|
|Quebec||$10.35||May 1, 2014|
|Saskatchewan||$10.20||October 1, 2014|
|Northwest Territories||$10.00||April 1, 2011|
|Nunavut||$11.00||January 1, 2011|
|Yukon||$10.72||April 1, 2014|
This Labor Law News Blog is intended for market awareness only, it is not to be used for legal advice or counsel.
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