National minimum wage in detail

In Canada, the minimum wage varies between provinces and territories and is subject to periodic increases. As of April 2018, Nova Scotia had the lowest minimum wage rate in Canada at CAD 11 per hour (EUR 7.32) for “experienced workers” and CAD 10.50 per hour (EUR 6.99) for “inexperienced workers” (who have worked in their job for less than three months and have less than three months total experience with the kind of work they have been hired to do). The highest general minimum wage in Canada is currently found in the province of Alberta, which implemented a new general minimum wage of CAD 15 per hour (EUR 9.98) in October 2018.

Note that in the above chart, the monthly minimum wage is calculated based on an average standard work week of 42 hours and 22 working days per month, and a wage average across the provinces.

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Author: Mathews Dinsdale

Date: March 2019

Note: For specific advice on any particular issue, please consult the relevant firm. The law is stated as at March 2019.


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