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Minimum Wage Increases Effective October 1, 2023

On October 1, 2023, the general minimum wage in Ontario will be increasing from $15.50 to $16.55 an hour, representing an approximate 6.8% increase.

Other wage increases effective October 1, 2023 include the following:

  • Students under the age of 18, who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session or work during a school break or summer holidays: increasing from $14.60 to $15.60 an hour
  • Hunting, fishing and wilderness guides: increasing from $77.60 to $82.85 per day when working less than five consecutive hours in a day, and from $155.25 to $165.75 per day when working five or more hours in a day
  • Homeworkers: increasing from $17.05 to $18.20 an hour

As of October 1, 2023, various other jurisdictions across Canada will also see an increase in the general minimum wage: 

  • Manitoba: Increasing from $14.15 to $15.30 an hour
  • Nova Scotia: Increasing from $14.50 to $15.00 an hour
  • Saskatchewan: Increasing from $13.00 to $15.00 an hour
  • Newfoundland & Labrador: Increasing from $14.50 to $15.00 an hour
  • Prince Edward Island: Increasing from $14.50 to $15.00 an hour

Additionally, the minimum wage was raised by British Columbia on June 1, 2023, from $15.65 to $16.75. Minimum wage in Quebec was raised from $14.25 to $15.25 on May 1, 2023.

If you have any questions about this topic or any other questions relating to workplace law, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.

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