Jul 7

Province Increasing Minimum Wage on October 1

Ontario’s Minimum Wage Remains the Highest in Canada

Ontario will raise the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on October 1, 2016 – keeping Ontario’s wage the highest of any province in Canada.

Minimum wage rates for liquor servers, students under the age of 18, hunting and fishing guides, and homeworkers will also increase at the same time.

Changes to the minimum wage are announced by April 1 and come into effect on October 1 to give businesses time to plan.