Please note that effective April 1, 2024, the federal minimum wage will increase as follows:

   Current RateEffective April 1, 2024
General Minimum Wage$16.65$17.30

What’s happening? On January 25, 2024, the government of Canada announced that it will increase the general minimum wage rate $0.65 per hour, raising it to $17.30. The increase will come into effect on April 1, 2024. If the province or territory where the employee is usually employed has a higher minimum wage, then the employee shall be paid the higher minimum wage rate.

What should we do? The general minimum wage increase applies to most employees in the federal sector. Employers should review the federal and provincial/territorial minimum wage rates and compare them with their employees’ wages. Employers must monitor local laws to ensure minimum wage requirements are being met.

How will ADP support you? ADP will continue to communicate any further minimum wage increases or legislative changes, and any associated action required. For additional information, please contact your Relationship Manager or the ADP Workforce Now Comprehensive Services team. This communication, along with related Alerts and Tips issued by ADP Comprehensive Services, are also available in the HR Knowledge Library through the ADP Workforce Now Comprehensive Services Portal.

The information contained in this document is summary in nature and is intended to provide general guidance only. It should not be viewed as a replacement for legal or professional advice. While every effort is made to provide current information, the law changes regularly and laws may vary depending on the province or territory. You should review applicable law in your jurisdiction and consult experienced counsel for legal advice. This content is the property of ADP Canada Co.

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