Employers in Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador and Saskatchewan, will be required to comply with the new increased minimum wage effective October 1, 2021.
Effective October 1, 2021, the general minimum wage in Ontario increased to $14.35 per hour. Under the Making Ontario Open for Business Act this increase is tied to the Ontario Consumer Price Index for 2020.
Similar to Ontario, Saskatchewan’s minimum wage is calculated using an indexation formula. Accordingly, effective October 1, 2021, the minimum wage in Saskatchewan increased to $11.81 per hour.
Manitoba’s minimum wage has also increased. As of October 1, 2021, the minimum wage in Manitoba increased to $11.95 per hour.
Finally, on October 1, 2021, Newfoundland and Labrador introduced its second of two wage increases for 2021. Accordingly, minimum wage in this province is now $12.75 per hour.
Below is a reminder of the general minimum wage rates across Canada.
|Province||General Minimum Wage Rate||Effective Date|
|British Columbia||$15 .20||June 1, 2021|
|Alberta||$15.00||October 1, 2018|
|Saskatchewan||$11.81||October 1, 2021|
|Manitoba||$11.95||October 1, 2021|
|Ontario||$14.35||October 1, 2021|
|Quebec||$13.50||May 1, 2021|
|New Brunswick||$11.75||April 1, 2021|
|Nova Scotia||$12.95||April 1, 2021|
|Prince Edward Island||$13.00||April 1, 2021|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||$12.75||October 1, 2021|
|Northwest Territories||$15.20||September 1, 2021|
|Yukon||$15.20||August 1, 2021|
|Nunavut||$16.00||April 1, 2020|
If you have any questions about the minimum wage, please do not hesitate to contact e2r™ and arrange to speak with one of our Advisors.