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Ontario Minimum Wage

October 1 2016 - Ontario's minimum wage increases from $11.2 to $11.40 per hour today, following the recommendations of the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel. This is tied to the annual increase to Ontario's Consumer Price Index, following changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Minimum wage rate for specific job categories
  • General Minimum Wage Rate - $11.40 per hour
  • Students Minimum Wage Rate - $10.70 per hour
  • Liquor servers - $9.90 per hour
  • Hunting and Fishing guides - $56.95: paid this minimum rate for less than five consecutive hours in a day, $113.95.: for five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive
  • Homeworkers (people doing paid work in their home for a third-party employer; e.g. answering telephone calls for a call centre or writing software for a high-tech company) - $12.55 per hour

Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn, said:

"Itís important for people to know that there is a consistent, transparent and fair approach to setting the provinceís minimum wage that ensures workers receive annual increases that keep up with inflation. Itís also important we provide predictability to businesses so they can prepare for annual wage increases. This helps to build a more prosperous economy and a fairer society for all."

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