New minimum wage rates in effect in Ontario as of October 1, 2017

Ontario’s general minimum wage has increased to $11.60 per hour as of October 1, 2017.

This general minimum wage rate applies to most employees; however, special rates apply to certain categories of workers. For instance:

  • The minimum wage for students under 18 who do not work more than 28 hours per week when school is in session (or work during a school break or summer holidays) is now $10.90 per hour.
  • The minimum wage rate for liquor servers has increased to $10.10 per hour.
  • Hunting and fishing guides, as well as homeworker minimum wage rates have also increased.

Read the news release from the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

If you require additional guidance, advice, or information regarding this recent minimum wage increase and how it will impact your business, please contact your regular lawyer at the firm.

Download the PDF.