Canadian Provinces Increase Minimum Wage Rates October 1

Six Canadian provinces will increase their minimum wage rates this fall. Several of the provinces are increasing their minimum wage rates based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and earnings averages over the last year. The annual adjustment allows the minimum wage rate to keep up with increases in the cost of living. The provinces that will presently adjust the minimum wage rate based on the CPI include: Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The governments of Manitoba and Newfoundland & Labrador, which periodically review their minimum wage rates to help ensure a minimum standard of living for employees, are also increasing their minimum wage rates.

The All-On-One Labour Law posters for each of these six provinces have been updated to include new minimum wage rates as well as recent laws, regulations and guidelines. Highlights of the changes included on the updated All-On-One Labour Law posters include:

Ontario

  • Minimum Wage rate increase to $11.25 per hour effective Oct. 1, 2015
  • Employment Insurance includes updated eligibility information

British Columbia

  • Minimum Wage rate increase to $10.45 per hour effective Sept. 1, 2015
  • Updated contact information for government agencies

Alberta

  • Minimum Wage rate increase to $11.20 per hour effective Oct. 1, 2015
  • Occupational Health & Safety updated to include on-the-spot ticketing
  • Employment Insurance includes updated eligibility information

Manitoba

  • Minimum Wage rate increase to $11.00 per hour effective Oct. 1, 2015
  • Employment Insurance includes updated eligibility information
  • Workers’ Compensation posting updated to include new employer responsibility

Saskatchewan

  • Minimum Wage rate increase to $10.50 per hour effective Oct. 1, 2015
  • Workers’ Compensation notice updated with covered benefits
  • Employment Standards and Occupational Health and Safety rights and benefits explained

Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Minimum Wage rate increase to $10.50 per hour effective Oct. 1, 2015
  • Employment Insurance posting includes updated eligibility information

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