Minimum Wage Rates in Ontario

 Minimum Wage Rates

Canstock- employment road signMinimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay an employee. Most employees are eligible for minimum wage, whether they are full-time, part-time, casual employees, or are paid an hourly rate, commission, piece rate, flat rate or salary. Some employees have jobs that are exempt from the minimum wage provisions of the ESA. See ” Industries and Jobs with ESA Exemptions and/or Special Rules” for information on these job categories.

Compliance with the minimum wage requirements is determined on a pay period basis.

Minimum Wage Rates

 
Minimum Wage Rate Wage Rates Prior to June 1, 2014 Wage rates from
June 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015
Current Rates: Rates as of October 1, 2015
General Minimum Wage $10.25
per hour
$11.00
per hour
$11.25
per hour
Student Minimum Wage $9.60
per hour
$10.30
per hour
$10.55
per hour
Liquor Servers Minimum Wage $8.90
per hour
$9.55
per hour
$9.80
per hour
Hunting and Fishing Guides Minimum Wage $51.25

$102.50

$55.00
Rate for working less than five consecutive hours in a day
$110.00
Rate for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive
$56.30
Rate for working less than five consecutive hours in a day
$112.60
Rate for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive
Homeworkers Wage $11.28
per hour
$12.10
per hour
$12.40
per hour

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