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Understanding Minimum Wage


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Minimum Wage


What is minimum wage? According to the Ministry of Labour, minimum wage is the lowest rate an employer can pay an employee. Most employees are eligible for minimum wage, whether they are full-time, part-time, casual employees, or are paid an hourly rate, commission, piece rate, flat rate or salary.

The latest changes to the minimum wage for Ontario are scheduled to come into effect in stages between March 31, 2008 and March 31, 2010. The table below is taken from the Ontario Ministry of Labour website.

For more details and the latest information on minimum wage please visit the Ministry of Labour Site at:

http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/minwage.php.

 

Wage Rate Type February 1, 2006 February 1, 2007 March 31, 2008 March 31, 2009 March 31, 2010
General Minimum Wage $7.75 per hour $8.00
per hour
$8.75
per hour
$9.50
per hour
$10.25
per hour
Student Minimum Wage
$7.25 per hour $7.50
per hour
$8.20
per hour
$8.90
per hour
$9.60
per hour
Liquor Servers Minimum Wage $6.75 per hour $6.95
per hour
$7.60
per hour
$8.25
per hour
$8.90
per hour
Hunting and Fishing Guides Minimum Wage

$38.75: Rate for working less than five consecutive hours in a day

$77.50: Rate for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive

$40.00

 

 

 

$80.00

$43.75

 

 

 

$87.50

$47.50

 

 

 

$95.00

$51.25

 

 

 

$102.50

Homeworkers Wage
(110 per cent of the general minimum wage)
$8.53
per hour
$8.80
per hour
$9.63
per hour
$10.45
per hour
$11.28
per hour

 


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