Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum wage rates in Ontario will increase on October 1, 2021.

The increase to the general minimum wage is 10 cents, which brings the new rate to $14.35 per hour.

More information available on the Government of Ontario website at Your guide to the Employment Standards Act: Minimum wage | reads:

On October 1 of every year starting in 2020, the minimum wage rates may increase annually. The new ratesto come into effect on October 1 will be published on or before April 1 of every year, beginning in 2020.

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If a change to the minimum wage rate comes into effect partway through an employee’s pay period, the pay period will be treated as if it were two separate pay periods and the employee will be entitled to at least the minimum wage that applies in each of those periods.


The above information is for informational purposes only.