Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2022/05/06 and has been updated for accuracy.

Please note that effective April 1, 2023, the federal minimum wage in will increase as follows:

Current RateEffective
April 1, 2023
General Minimum Wage$15.55$16.65

What’s happening? On February 7, 2023, the government of Canada announced the annual federal minimum wage adjustment will increase the general minimum wage rate $1.10 per hour, raising it to $16.65. The increase will come into effect on April 1, 2023. 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 provincial minimum wage rates and compare them with their employees’ wages. Employers must monitor local laws to ensure minimum wage requirements are being met.

How can ADP support you? This communication, along with related Alerts and Tips are issued by ADP Comprehensive Services. ADP Comprehensive Services clients receive regular updates regarding legislative changes like this. For more information, please contact your sales district manager.

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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