October 22, 2016
As of Oct. 1, 2016, new minimum wage rates in the province are $11.40 per hour for general work and $10.70 per hour for students. Announced back in April, both rates are increasing by 15 cents.

The student rate applies to anyone under the age of 18 who works 28 hours a week or less when school is in session or working during a school break or summer holidays.

The minimum wage rates are subject to annual indexation based on inflation. If that rate is changed, the new rate will be published on or before April 1 and will come into effect on Oct. 1.

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.