Ontario Minimum Wage Increases to $15.50 an hourOctober 3, 2022
Cornwall Ontario – The minimum wage rate in Ontario has increased to $15.50 an hour.
The new rate came into effect October 1 and represents a 3.33% increase from the previous rate of $15.00 an hour. Students under 18 are now earning $14.60 per hour, up from $14.10, while homeworkers — those who do paid work out of their own homes for employers — are seeing a 55-cent raise, to $17.05 per hour.
“This is good news and acknowledges that the cost of living in Ontario has increased,” says Mayor Glen Grant. “We are fortunate that most of the major employers in Cornwall offer starting wage rates significantly above minimum wage.”
A quick survey of local employers shows that most entry level jobs in the logistics, manufacturing and food processing sectors start between $17 and $20 an hour.
Jobs in Cornwall
Current employment opportunities in Cornwall and the surrounding region can be found on the Choose Cornwall Job Board
Minimum Wage Rates in Canada
Compared to the rest of the country, Ontario’s minimum wage is the fourth highest in Canada. Nunavut has the highest minimum wage at $16 an hour, Yukon has the second-highest at $15.70 per hour, and British Columbia is third with $15.65 an hour. In Quebec, the minimum wage is $14.25 an hour.
|Alberta||$15.00||Effective as of October 1, 2018.|
|British Columbia||$15.65||Effective as of June 1, 2022.|
|Manitoba||$13.50||Effective as of October 1, 2022. Minimum wage will further increase on April 1, 2023 to $14.15/an hour. The province will then return to annual adjustments based on provincial CPI, and projected the hourly rate to be approximately $15 on October 1, 2023.|
|New Brunswick||$13.75||Effective as of October 1, 2022.|
|Newfoundland & Labrador||$13.70||Effective October 1, 2022. This increase is part of a three step plan to bring the wage to $15.00 by April 1, 2024.|
|Northwest Territories||$15.20||Effective as of September 1, 2021. NWT’s minimum wage is reviewed by committee every two years.|
|Nova Scotia||>$13.60||Effective as of October 1, 2022. The province is in the midst of a five step plan to bring the wage to $15.00 by April 1, 2024. Beginning April 1, 2025, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted with inflation plus an additional 1% annually.|
|Nunavut||$16.00||Effective as of April 1, 2020. The minimum wage in NU is reviewed annually on April 1.|
|Ontario||$15.50||Effective as of October 1, 2022.|
|Prince Edward Island||
|Effective as of April 1, 2022. On January 1, 2023, minimum wage will increase from $13.70 to $14.50 per hour ($0.80 increase) and on October 1, 2023, minimum wage will increase from $14.50 to $15.00 per hour ($0.50 increase).|
|Quebec||$14.25||Effective as of May 1, 2022.|
|Effective as of October 1, 2022. On October 1, 2023, minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour and on October 1, 2024, it will increase to $15 per hour.|
|Yukon||$15.70||Effective as of April 1, 2022. The minimum wage is adjusted on April 1 of each year relative to the Consumer Price Index.|
About Minimum Wage in Ontario
Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay an employee. Most employees are eligible for minimum wage, whether they are full-time, part-time, casual employees, or are paid an hourly rate, commission, piece rate, flat rate or salary. More information is available on the link below:
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