Oct 1, 2020

New Minimum Wage for Employees in Ontario

By Daniel Wong and Nofil Nadeem, Student-at-Law

Effective October 1, 2020, the general minimum wage for employees in Ontario increased by 25 cents, to $14.25 per hour. This is the first time the minimum wage has increased since January 2018. Under the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, this increase is tied to the Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2020 (i.e. the inflation rate).

The minimum wage rate is the lowest amount, per hour, that an employer must pay an employee, pursuant to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Below are summaries of the minimum wage rates in Ontario for various types of employees and the general minimum wage rate for each of the provinces and territories.

Minimum Wage Rates for Employees in Ontario

Minimum Wage Rates Across Canada

The information and comments herein are for the general information of the reader and are not intended as advice or opinion to be relied upon in relation to any particular circumstances. For particular application of the law to specific situations, the reader should seek professional advice.