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.

Province

Wage

Effective Date

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

Territory

Wage

Effective Date

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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