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Ontario Minimum Wage

January 1 2018 - Ontario's general minimum wage increased from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour on January 1, 2018.

It will increase further to $15 per hour on January 1, 2019.

Minimum wage rate for specific job categories
  • General Minimum Wage Rate - $14.00 per hour (2018), $15.00 (2019)
  • Students (under 18, upto 28 hours a week school time + school breaks) Minimum Wage Rate - $13.15 per hour (2018), $14.10 (2019)
  • Liquor servers - $12.20 per hour (2018), $13.05 (2019)
  • Hunting and Fishing guides who work less than 5 consecutive (i.e. back-to-back) hours a day - $70 per day (2018), $75 (2019)
  • Hunting and Fishing guides who work 5 or more hours a day (whether or not the hours are consecutive) - $140 per day (2018), $150 (2019)
  • 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) - $15.40 per hour (2018), $16.50 (2019)

Minimum wage increases after January 1, 2019 will continue to be tied to annual adjustments to Ontario's Consumer Price Index.

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