Ontario Raising its Minimum Wage

CBJ – Ontario is raising the hourly minimum wage by 25 cents starting in October to $11.25 an hour, which will make the wage the second highest of any province or territory in the country, behind Northwest Territories.

Ontario and Nunavut currently pay the highest minimum wages at $11 per hour, but the minimum wage in Northwest Territories will increase to $12.50 in June.

Minimum wages in Canada are as follows (ranked from highest to lowest):

路 Northwest Territories $12.50

路 Ontario $11.25

路 Nunavut $11

路 Yukon Territory $10.72

路 Manitoba $10.70

路 Nova Scotia $10.40

路 Prince Edward Island $10.35

路 Quebec $10.35

路 New Brunswick $10.30

路 British Columbia $10.25

路 Newfoundland and Labrador $10.25

路 Alberta $10.20

路 Saskatchewan $10.20

Minimum wage rates will also increase for those working in special categories including liquor servers, homeworkers and students.