Several jurisdictions across Canada have recently announced and/or implemented minimum wage increases. The chart below provides the current and upcoming minimum wage rates:

JurisdictionCurrent RateEffective Date
Federal$15.55April 1, 2022
In provinces/territories where the minimum wage is higher, the higher wage will apply.
Alberta$15.00October 1, 2018
British Columbia$15.65June 1, 2022
October 1, 2021
October 1, 2022
New Brunswick$12.75
April 1, 2022
October 1, 2022
Newfoundland & Labrador$13.20
April 1, 2022
October 1, 2022
Northwest Territories$15.20September 1, 2021
Nova Scotia$13.35
April 1, 2022
October 1, 2022
Nunavut$16.00April 1, 2020
January 1, 2022
October 1, 2022
Prince Edward Island$13.70
April 1, 2022
January 1, 2023
Quebec$14.25May 1, 2022
October 1, 2021
October 1, 2022
Yukon$15.70April 1, 2022

These rates apply to most employees within each province/territory. For additional information on minimum wages across Canada please refer to the applicable employment standards legislation.

What should we do?

Employers should review applicable minimum wage rates in the provinces/territories where they operate (or federal jurisdiction, if the employer is federally- regulated) and compare them with their employees’ wages. Employers must monitor local laws to ensure minimum wage requirements are being met.

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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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