Ontario Minimum Wage to Increase on October 1, 2017
Date: September 20, 2017
On October 1, 2017, the general minimum wage in Ontario will increase from $11.40 to $11.60 an hour. This minimum wage applies to most employees.
Minimum wage rates for specified students, liquor servers, hunting and fishing guides and homeworkers will increase on the same date.
Note that the Ontario government has tabled legislation to increase the general minimum wage on January 1, 2018 to $14.00 an hour, and on January 1, 2019 to $15.00 an hour. For more information on that legislative initiative, see our FTR Nows of June 5, 2017 Ontario Proposes Legislative Overhaul of Labour Relations Act, 1995 in Bill 148- Are you Prepared?, June 7, 2017 Bill 148 and the ESA – Changes are on the Horizon for Ontario Employers and August 25, 2017 Big Changes to Bill 148 after Committee Review.