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Minimum Wage by Province

Current minimum wage across Canada

Canada is one of the world's 10 top larges economies and immigration is one of the factors that makes Canada's economy to continue growing.


Canada’s economy will be supported by strong labour markets and modest growth in consumer spending[1]


      •  Real GDP is forecast to expand by 1.8 per cent in 2020 and 1.9 per cent in 2021. This is up slightly from 2019’s 1.7 per cent gain.
      • Canada’s trade sector will continue to be challenged by weak global growth.
      • Business investment has been dismal over the past few years. But prospects for energy investment are looking much more promising, thanks to improvements in energy takeaway capacity. And the outlook for the non-energy side remains moderate.
      • Canada’s economy will be supported by strong labour markets and modest growth in consumer spending.
      • While most provincial governments are expected to maintain a high degree of spending restraint as they work to balance their books, at the federal level the newly re-elected Liberal government is expected to increase spending and reduce taxes.
      • With global economic conditions stabilizing, we think the Bank of Canada will make no changes to interest rates in 2020.

    One of the most important decisions to consider at the moment to immigrate to Canada is the Province and City you wish to live. Do a research about the economy in that province, unemployment rate, benefits to live there, potential of the economy to take the best decision possible. Every province is different!! 

    Please see the below table with the minimum wage by Province published by the Retail Council of Canada.

      

     

    Province

    Minimum Hourly Wage

    Notes

    Alberta

    $15.00

    Effective as of October 1, 2018.

    British Columbia

    $13.85

    Effective as of June 1st, 2019. The minimum wage in B.C. will further rise to $14.60 on June 1st, 2020 and to at least $15.20 on June 1st, 2021.

    Manitoba

    $11.65

    Effective as of October 1, 2019.

    New Brunswick

    $11.50

    Effective as of April 1, 2019. The minimum wage is adjusted annually on April 1 relative to the Consumer Price Index.

    Newfoundland & Labrador

    $11.40

    Effective as of April 1, 2019.

    Northwest Territories

    $13.46

    Effective as of April 1, 2018. The regulation in N.W.T. does not specify that there must be an annual increase.

    Nova Scotia

    $11.55

    Effective as of April 1, 2019. The minimum wage for inexperienced employees is $11.05 per hour. In 2020 and 2021 the minimum wage in N.S. will increase by about 55 cents each year, calculated based on a 30-cent increase plus inflation, which is projected to be 25 cents over the next three years. Starting April 1, 2022, the rate will be adjusted annually with inflation.

    Nunavut

    $13.00

    Effective as of April 1, 2016. The minimum wage is reviewed annually on April 1.

    Ontario

    $14.00

    Effective as of January 1, 2018. Starting in 2020, the minimum wage rates may increase annually on October 1 of each year.

    Prince Edward Island

    $12.25

    Effective as of April 1, 2019.

    Quebec

    $12.50

    Effective as of May 1, 2019.

    Saskatchewan

    $11.32

    Effective as of October 1, 2019. The minimum wage is adjusted annually on October 1st each year relative to the Consumer Price Index.

    Yukon

    $12.71

    Effective as of April 1, 2019. The minimum wage is adjusted on April 1 of each year relative to the Consumer Price Index.

    [1] Canadian Outlook Summary: Winter 2020 By Matthew Stewart

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