Minimum Wage Went up in  6 Canadian Provinces

Manitoba PNP Canada Minimum Wages
  • October 5, 2022

From October 1, 2022, the minimum wage has increased in six provinces. Therefore, we gathered all of the provincial minimum wages from October 1, 2022, along with the new federal minimum wage.

All employees are entitled to the same minimum wage, regardless of their age or the number of hours they work. However, certain provinces may have specific rules regarding minimum wage for students under 18 years.

 

  1. Ontario
  • New minimum wage effective October 1: $15.50
  • Prior to October 1, Ontario’s minimum wage was $15, and it increase to $15.50 from October 1, 2022.

 

  1. Manitoba
  • New minimum wage effective October 1: $13.50
  • Minimum wage in Manitoba increases from $11.95 to $13.50 per hour on October 1, 2022.Further, the minimum wage will increase to $14.15 by April 1, 2023. Manitobans have experienced a huge jump. By October 1, 2023, the hourly rate is predicted to be around $15 based on provincial CPI.

 

  1. New Brunswick
  • New minimum wage effective October 1: $13.75
  • On April 1, 2022, the minimum wage in New Brunswick was $12.75. However, it increased to $13.75 on October 1, 2022. Thus, employers will have to pay their employees the new minimum wage.

 

  1. Nova Scotia
  • New minimum wage effective October 1: $13.60
  • Prior to October 1, 2022, Nova Scotia’s minimum wage was $13.35; it became effective on April 1, 2022. However, on October 1, 2022, the minimum wage increased to $13.60.
  • A five-year plan will be implemented to raise the minimum wage by April 1, 2024, to $15.00. As part of the plan, the minimum wage rates would be adjusted with inflation plus 1 per cent annually.

 

  1. Saskatchewan
  • New minimum wage effective October 1: $13.00
  • On October 1, 2022, the government of Saskatchewan raised the minimum wage to $13.00 an hour from $11.81 an hour. Based on current prevailing rates in the province, this is a decent increase.
  • The minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour on October 1, 2023, and $15 per hour on October 1, 2024.

 

  1. Newfoundland & Labrador
  • New minimum wage effective October 1: $13.70
  • The minimum wage of $13.20 became effective on April 1, 2022, however the minimum wage has been   increased   further to $13.70 per hour on October 1, 2022. It is the first of three steps to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 by April 1, 2024.
  • The Minister continues to consider the recommendation of the Minimum Wage Review Committee to raise minimum wage rates by inflation plus 1% each year after 2024

 

Canada Minimum Wages

Below is the summary of the current and updated minimum wage.

Canada Minimum Wages

 

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