Canada Minimum Wage Rates By Province


Canada’s Minimum Wage, the minimum hourly pay rate employers can pay their workers, varies across the ten provinces and three territories. Each province and territory in Canada has a distinct set of minimum wage laws specifying the minimum wage, exemptions to the minimum wage, and other labor-law issues.

While the federal New Democratic party has worked to introduce a national minimum wage of $12/hour, as of 2010 there is no national legislation regulating the minimum wage, and all power rests with the provinces and territories.

Although many parties have called for a higher national minimum wage, the minimum wage rates of every Canadian province are significantly higher then the national minimum wage of the United States (currently $7.25 USD).

Canadian Minimum Wage Rates By Province, as of 2014

Alberta Minimum Wage
$9.40 per hour
British Columbia Minimum Wage
$9.50 per hour
Manitoba Minimum Wage
$10.00 per hour
New Brunswick Minimum Wage
$10.00 per hour
Newfoundland and Labrador Minimum Wage
$10.00 per hour
Northwest Territories Minimum Wage
$10.00 per hour
Nova Scotia Minimum Wage
$10.15 per hour
Nunavut Minimum Wage
$11.00 per hour
Prince Edward Island Minimum Wage
$9.60 per hour
Ontario Minimum Wage
$10.25 per hour
Quebec Minimum Wage
$9.65 per hour
Saskatchewan Minimum Wage
$9.50 per hour
Yukon Minimum Wage
$9.00 per hour

* Some provinces allow for lower minimum wage rates to be paid to certain employees who receive gratuities, are employed in certain professions, or have little work experience. Click on each province/territory for full details.