Canadian minimum wage is set by each province/territory. The hourly rates for full-time employees are indicated below:
- Alberta: CAD$15
- British Columbia: CAD$14.60 becoming CAD$15.20 as of June 1, 2021
- Saskatchewan: CAD$11.45
- Manitoba: CAD$11.90
- Ontario: CAD$14.25
- Quebec: CAD$13.50 as of May 1, 2021 (CAD$10.80 if gratuities apply)
- New Brunswick: CAD$11.75
- Nova Scotia: CAD$12.95 for experienced workers and CAD$11.05 for inexperienced workers
- Prince Edward Island: CAD$13.00
- Newfoundland and Labrador: CAD$12.50
- Yukon: CAD$13.85
- Northwest Territories: CAD$13.46 becoming CAD$15.20 as of September 1, 2021
- Nunavut: CAD$16.00
Salaries are usually paid on a monthly or semi-monthly basis. Some provinces/territories impose a pay frequency on employers. Many employers also pay on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Monthly pay schedules are usually paid on the last day of the month, while semi-monthly pay schedules are usually paid on the first and the fifteenth day of the month, or the sixteenth and the last day of the month. Some provinces/territories, however, may impose a pay date on employers.
It isn’t mandatory to make payments to both employees and the authorities from a Canadian bank account.