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New Minimum Wage In Canada for 2024

05 April, 2024

New Minimum Wage In Canada for 2024

The updated minimum wage in Canada, along with five Canadian provinces/territories (Yukon, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador), comes into force as of today, April 1, 2024.
 
In line with inflation, the federal minimum wage in Canada has risen to $17.30 per hour, up from $16.65 per hour.
 
All commercial sectors regulated by the federal government in Canada, such as banking, postal and courier services, as well as interprovincial air, rail, road, and ocean transportation, are obligated to adhere to the federal minimum wage.

 

New minimum wage in five Canadian provinces

 

The minimum wage is set to increase in five Canadian provinces starting April 1, 2024.
 
Prince Edward Island (PEI) will see a 40-cent hourly increase, bringing the minimum wage to $15.40 per hour.
 
Nova Scotia's new minimum wage, effective today, will be $15.20 per hour.
 
In New Brunswick, the minimum wage has been officially raised to $15.30 per hour, starting April 1, 2024, up from $14.75.
 
Additionally, the minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador has been raised by 60 cents, reaching $15.60 per hour.
 
Moreover, the minimum wage in Yukon will see an increase of 82 cents, reaching $17.59 per hour.
 
 
 
 
Province / Territory
Current hourly Minimum Wage
Next Raise Schedule
$17.30
April 1, 2025
Yukon
$17.59
April 1, 2025
Newfoundland and Labrador
$15.60
April 1, 2025
Nova Scotia
$15.20
October 1, 2024
Prince Edward Island
$15.40
April 1, 2025
New Brunswick
$15.30
April 1, 2025
Nunavut
$19.00
Yet to be decided
British Columbia
$16.75
$17.40 per hour, effective June 1, 2024
Ontario
$16.55
minimum wage is to be revised on October 1, 2024
Northwest Territories
$16.05
Yet to be decided
Manitoba
$15.30
$15.80 per hour, effective October 1, 2024
Quebec
$15.25
$15.75 per hour, effective May 1, 2024
Alberta
$15.00
Yet to be decided
Saskatchewan
$14.00
$15 per hour, effective October 1, 2024
 
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