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Minimum Wage

Ontario is raising the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on October 1, 2016 - the third consecutive year it has increased.

Minimum wage rates for liquor servers, students under the age of 18, hunting and fishing guides, and homeworkers will also increase at the same time.

In 2014, the government passed legislation to tie minimum wage increases to Ontario's Consumer Price Index (CPI), providing annual, reliable increases to workers and predictability for businesses.

For complete information, refer to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and its regulations.

Minimum Wage Rates

Minimum Wage Rate

Rates from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016

Current Rates as of Oct. 1, 2016

General Minimum Wage

$11.25
per hour

 $11.40
per hour

Student Minimum Wage

$10.55
per hour

 $10.70
per hour

Liquor Servers Minimum Wage

$9.80
per hour

 $9.90
per hour

Hunting and Fishing Guides Minimum Wage

$56.30
Rate for working less than five consecutive hours in a day

$112.60 
Rate for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive

$56.95
Rate for working less than five consecutive hours in a day

$113.95
Rate for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive

Homeworkers Wage 

$12.40
per hour

$12.55
per hour

General minimum wage - This rate applies to most employees.

Student wage - 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 wage - This hourly rate applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work. "Licensed premises" are businesses for which a license or permit has been issued under the Liquor Licence Act.

Hunting and fishing guides wage - The minimum wage for hunting and fishing guides is based on blocks of time instead of by the hour. They get a minimum amount for working less than five consecutive hours in a day, and a different amount for working five hours or more in a day--whether or not the hours are consecutive.

Homeworkers wage - Homeworkers are employees who do paid work in their own homes. For example, they may sew clothes for a clothing manufacturer, answer telephone calls for a call centre, or write software for a high-tech company. Note that students of any age (including students under the age of 18 years) who are employed as homeworkers must be paid the homeworker's minimum wage.