October 1, 2021
Ontario minimum wage increased by 10 cents
Ontario’s general minimum has increased by 10 cents to $14.35 an hour, as of Oct. 1, 2021.

The student minimum wage also increased by 10 cents to $13.50 per hour, while the homeworkers minimum wage increased by the same increment to $15.80 per hour.

The student rate applies to employees younger than 18-years-old that work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays. Homeworkers are employees who do paid work from their own homes.

Under the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, minimum wages are now tied to inflation. New minimum pay rates are set by April 1, and implemented on Oct. 1 of each year.

If a change to the rate comes into effect partway through an employee’s pay period, compensation 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.