October 5, 2020
Under the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, the minimum wage in Ontario increased to $14.25 per hour on Oct. 1, 2020 — an increase of 25 cents.

The student minimum wage also rose 25 cents per hour, bringing it to $13.40. A student is defined as someone under the age of 18 who works 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or works during a school break or summer holidays.

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.

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