Time For A Raise

Ontario's Minimum Wage Increasing This Fall

Those on minimum wage in Ontario are getting a raise this fall. Queen’s Park announced this morning it’s boosting the general minimum wage by 15 cents an hour to $11.40 and hour. The minimum for students will also rise 15 cents to $10.70 an hour; liquor servers will get a dime more at $9.90 an hour. With the increases, Ontario’s minimum wage remains the highest in Canada.

Job Categories Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016 Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017
General Minimum Wage $11.25 per hour $11.40per hour
Students under 18 who work not more than 28 hours per weekwhen school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays $10.55 per hour $10.70per hour
Liquor server $9.80 per hour $9.90per hour
Hunting and Fishing guides $56.30: Rate for workingless 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 (employees doing paid work in their own home for an employer) $12.40 per hour $12.55per hour