The New Minimum Wage In Canada and 5 Provinces, Effective April 1, 2024

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Written By GHV Immigration Services
March 27, 2024

New Minimum Wage in Canada

Beginning April 1, 2024, the federal new minimum wage in Canada will increase from $16.65 to $17.30 per hour in order to keep up with inflation.

New Minimum Wage in 5 Canadian Regions

In addition to the rise in the federal minimum wage, Yukon’s minimum wage will also rise by 82 cents, from $16.77 per hour to $17.59, making it the second-highest minimum wage after Nunavut.
Furthermore, the minimum wage in Nova Scotia will increase to $15.20 per hour from the current hourly rate of $15 per hour.
Also, starting on April 1, 2024, the minimum wage in New Brunswick will increase from $14.75 per hour to $15.30, an increase of 55 cents.
The minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador will likewise increase by 60 cents per hour, to $15.60.

When is the minimum wage going up in Ontario in 2024?

The minimum wage in Ontario is going up on October 1, 2024, and details of the amount of increase in the hourly wage rates will be published prior to April 1, 2024.

What does the federal minimum wage mean in Canada?

The federal minimum wage in Canada is the lowest wage rate that employers must pay to most workers in the federally regulated public and private sectors, which includes banks, postal services, airlines, etc.

What is the federal new minimum wage in Canada as of April 1, 2024?

The new federal minimum wage in Canada as of April 1, 2024, will be $17.30 CAD per hour, an increase of 65 cents from the current minimum wage of $16.65 CAD per hour.

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