Minimum wage rates in Ontario increased on October 1, 2020

Please be advised that the increase to the general minimum wage is 25 cents, which brings the new rate in Ontario to $14.25 an hour, effective October 1st, 2020.

The general and specialized minimum wage rates that also take effect on October 1, 2020 can be found by clicking: General & Specialized Minimum Wage Rates Ontario

Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can legally pay an employee, although there are some jobs that are exempt from the minimum wage provisions of the Employment Standards Act (Minimum Wage ESA Exemptions Ontario). Most employees, whether full-time, part-time, casual employees, or are paid an hourly rate, commission, piece rate, flat rate or salary, are eligible for minimum wage.

Information about other Canadian provinces’ minimum wage can be found: Minimum Wage By Province

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