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Minimum Wage Rates and Other Employment Standards (Labour Laws) in Canada

The federal, provincial and territorial governments have regulations to enforce employment standards such as minimum rates for wages, vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, overtime pay, and many other employment conditions.

Most jobs are covered under provincial labour laws.  However, certain businesses and industries are under federal jurisdiction, and are covered by the Canada Labour Code.  For more information on how to determine which jobs are covered by federal legislation, see the Human Resources & Skills Development Canada web page Employment Equity in Federally Regulated Workplaces.

The Government of Canada website has information on employment standards in Canada, including a Minimum Wage Database, which includes a table of the current and future minimum wage rates in each province and territory, as well as a table providing minimum wage rates for young workers and specific occupations.

Provincial/Territorial Employment Standards

Provincial governments, and some of the territories, have their own web pages regarding employment standards:

Alberta Employment Standards

British Columbia Employment Standards

Manitoba Labour Standards

New Brunswick - Labour / Employment

Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Relations and Standards

Northwest Territories Employment Standards

Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education

Ontario Employment Standards

Prince Edward Island Employment Standards

Quebec Labour Standards, Pay Equity, Occupational Health and Safety

Saskatchewan Employment Standards

Yukon Employment Standards

Tools to Help Calculate Various Employment Entitlements

Canada Labour Employment Standards Calculation Tools - General Holiday Calculator, Vacation Pay Calculator for federally regulated employers

Ontario Employment Standards Educational Resoures / Tools and Calculators - understand and calculate entitlements to public holiday pay, hours of work and overtime, severance pay, and termination pay.  Includes a workbook to help you comply with core standards of the Employment Standards Act.

Quebec monCalcul Calculation Tool for vacation pay, statutory general holiday pay, salary and overtime

Saskatchewan Vacation Pay Calculator

Revised: July 19, 2021


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