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October 3, 2023

Minimum Wage increased in 6 Provinces in Canada

Dear Future Neighbour,

As previously announced, the increase in minimum wage of six provinces in Canada took effect on Sunday, October 1, 2023, these provinces include Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edwards Island.

This is a rather exciting news as it positively affects several workers in various fields of employment as well as students. Students below the age of 18 who work during summer vacation for at least 28 hours per week will be getting an increase of $1 per hour, that is $14.60 to $15.60.

See below Minimum Wage according to Provinces and Estimated Increase for Next Year

Location Minimum Wage
as of
October 1, 2023
Next
Raise
Date
Next
Raise
Estimate
Ontario $16.55 October 1, 2024 $17.65
Manitoba $15.30 October 1, 2024 $16.00
Nova Scotia $15.00 October 1, 2024 $15.50
Saskatchewan $14.00 October 1, 2024 $15.00
Newfoundland & Labrador $15.00 October 1, 2024 $15.50
Prince Edward Island $15.00 October 1, 2024 $15.50
Canada (Federally regulated private sectors) $16.65 April 1, 2024 $17.75
New Brunswick $14.75 April 1, 2024 (Expected) $15.50
Alberta $15.00 To Be Decided (TBD) TBD
British Columbia $16.75 June 1, 2024 $17.75
Quebec $15.25 May 1, 2024 $16.25
Nunavut $16.00 April 1, 2024 TBD
Northwest Territories $16.05 September 1, 2024 $17.00
Yukon $16.77 April 1, 2024 $17.50

Employers are expected to fall in line with this changes to better the lives of their employees in order to help them meet up with basic needs.

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