Ontario Has Changed Its Minimum Wage Rates

Minimum Wage Rates

 

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

 

General minimum wage – This rate applies to most employees.

 

Notes and definitions

 

Student minimum wage – This rate applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays.

Liquor servers minimum wage – This hourly rate applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work. “Licensed premises” are businesses for which a license or permit has been issued under the Liquor Licence Act.

Hunting and fishing guides minimum wage – The minimum wage for hunting and fishing guides is based on blocks of time instead of by the hour. They get a minimum amount for working less than five consecutive hours in a day, and a different amount for working five hours or more in a day–whether or not the hours are consecutive.

Homeworkers minimum wage – Homeworkers are employees who do paid work in their own homes. For example, they may sew clothes for a clothing manufacturer, answer telephone calls for a call centre, or write software for a high-tech company. Note that students of any age (including students under the age of 18 years) who are employed as homeworkers must be paid the homeworker’s minimum wage.

 

(from information posted by the Ministry of Labour on their website)

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