On October 1, 2016 the Ontario government raised the general minimum wage from $11.25 per hour to $11.40 per hour.
The increase means that Ontario will continue to offer the highest minimum wage of any province in Canada.
The minimum wage for homeworkers, liquor servers, hunting and fishing guides, and students under 18 years of age also increased.
In order to give businesses and organizations sufficient time to plan and make arrangements, increases to the province’s minimum wage are announced by April 1 and take effect October 1.
Those earning minimum wage are primarily in the accommodation and food, retail trade and agriculture sectors.
For more information, visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
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