Labour and Employment Standards –Payroll 2022

Minimum Wage | Overtime Pay | Vacation Pay and Entitlement (2022)

Labour and Employment Standards – June 1st 2022

Minimum Wage Rates are one of the key features of labour standards

Province Minimum Hourly Wage (June 1st 2022) Notes
Alberta $15.00 Effective as of October 1, 2018.  View more information.
British Columbia $15.65 Effective as of June 1, 2022.  View more information.
Manitoba $11.95 Based on Manitoba’s Consumer Price Index for 2021, the minimum wage will increase on October 1, 2022 from $11.95 per hour to $12.35 per hour.  View more information.
New Brunswick $12.75 Effective as of April 1, 2022. The minimum wage in NB will rise to $13.75 in October 1, 2022. View more information.
Newfoundland & Labrador $13.20 Effective April 1, 2022.  View more information.
Northwest Territories $15.20 Effective as of September 1, 2021. NWT’s minimum wage is reviewed by committee every two years. View more information.
Nova Scotia

$13.35

Effective as of April 1, 2022. Nova Scotia is in the midst of a five step plan to bring the wage to $15.00 by April 1, 2024. Beginning April 1, 2025, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted with inflation plus an additional 1% annually.  View more information and report from Minimum Wage Review Committee.

Labour and Employment Standards

Minimum Wage Rates are one of the key features of labour standards

Province Minimum Hourly Wage (June 1st 2022) Notes
Nunavut $15.00 Effective as of January 1, 2022. The general minimum wage in Ontario will rise to $15.50 on October 1, 2022. View more information.
Ontario $15.00 Effective as of January 1, 2022. The general minimum wage in Ontario will rise to $15.50 on October 1, 2022. View more information.
Prince Edward Island $13.70 Effective as of April 1, 2022. View more information.
Quebec $14.25 Effective as of May 1, 2022.   View more information (in French).
Saskatchewan $11.81 The government has announced that on October 1, 2022, the minimum wage will increase from $11.81 to $13.00 per hour. On October 1, 2023, minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour and on October 1, 2024, it will increase to $15 per hour. View more information.
Yukon $15.70 Effective as of April 1, 2022. The minimum wage is adjusted on April 1 of each year relative to the Consumer Price Index.  View more information.

Labour and Employment Standards Contd….

Overtime Hour Rates

Province Overtime Rate
Alberta Time + 1/2 after 8 hours a day or 44 hours a week
British Columbia

Daily: Time + 1/2 after 8 hours, double
time after 12 hours

Weekly: Time + 1/2 after 40 hours

Manitoba Time + 1/2 after 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week
New Brunswick Not less than minimum wage + 1/2 after 44 hours a week
Newfoundland & Labrador Minimum overtime wage $19.80 in excess of 40 hours per week
Northwest Territories Time + 1/2 after 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week
Nova Scotia Time + 1/2 after 48 hours a week
Nunavut Time + 1/2 after 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week
Ontario Time + 1/2 after 44 hours a week

Prince Edward Island Time + 1/2 after 48 hours a week
Quebec Time + 1/2 after 40 hours a week
Saskatchewan Time + 1/2 after 8 or 10 hours a day or 40 hours a week
Yukon Time + 1/2 after 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week

Labour and Employment Standards Contd…

Vacation Pay and Entitlement

Province Vacation Pay Vacation Entitlement
Alberta 4% for the first 4 years
6% after 5 years

After 1 year – 2 weeks

After 5 years – 3 weeks

British Columbia

4% for the first 5 years

6% after 5 years

After 1 year – 2 weeks

After 5 years – 3 weeks

Manitoba

4% for the first 5 years

6% after 5th consecutive year

After 1 year – 2 weeks

After 5 years – 3 weeks

New Brunswick

4% for less than 8 years

6% after 8 years

Less than 8 years – 2 regular weeks or 1 day for each calendar month worked

More than 8 years – 1 ¼ day/month worked or 3 weeks

Newfoundland & Labrador

4% up to 15 years

6% after 15 years

1 to 15 years – 2 weeks

15 years or more – 3 weeks

Northwest Territories

4% for the first 5 years

6% after 5 years

After 1 year – 2 weeks

After 6 years – 3 weeks

Nova Scotia

4% for the first 7 years

6% at the start of the 8th year

After 12 months – 2 weeks

After 8 years – 3 weeks

Nunavut

4% for the first 5 years

6% after 5 years

After 1 year – 2 weeks

6 or more years – 3 weeks

Ontario

4% for less than 5 years

6% after 5 years

After 1 year – 2 weeks

After 5 years – 3 weeks

Prince Edward Island

4% for less than 8 years

6% after 8 years

1 to less than 8 years – 2 weeks

8 years or more – 3 weeks

Quebec

4% for less than 3 years

6% after 3 years

1 to less than 3 years – 2 uninterrupted weeks

3 years and over – 3 uninterrupted weeks

Saskatchewan

3/52 (5.77%) for the first 9 years

4/52 (7.69%) after 10 years

After 1 year – 3 weeks

After 10 years – 4 weeks

Yukon 4%

After 1 year – 2 weeks

Federal Government

4% after 1 year

6% after 5 years

8% after 10 years

After 1 year – 2 weeks

After 5 years – 3 weeks

After 10 years – 4 weeks

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