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Ontario Minimum Wage Rates Increase October 1, 2016

Written by on September 15, 2016. Posted in Employment, Labour & Employment

Employers take note!  The minimum wage for provincially-regulated employees in Ontario will increase again on October 1, 2016.  The new rates will be:

General Minimum Wage
$11.40 / hour
This rate applies to most employees.

Student Minimum Wage
$10.70 / hour
This rate applies to students under the age of 18, who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays.

Liquor Servers Minimum Wage
$9.90 / hour
This rate applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work.

Hunting and Fishing Guides Minimum Wage
Flat rate of $56.95 for working less than 5 consecutive hours in a day
Increased flat rate of $113.95 for working 5 or more hours in a day, whether or not the hours are consecutive

Homeworkers Minimum Wage

$12.55 / hour
This rate applies to employees who do paid work in their own homes.
Note:  Students of any age who are employed as homeworkers must be paid the homeworkers minimum wage rate.

To learn more about your minimum wage obligations in Ontario, including exemptions and special rules, check out the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s guide on Minimum Wage.