The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing effective October 1, 2017, as summarized in the following table:
|Minimum Wage Rate||Current Wage Rates||Effective October 1, 2017|
|General Minimum Wage – applies to most employees||$11.40 per hour||$11.60 per hour|
|Student Minimum Wage – applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays||$10.70 per hour||$10.90 per hour|
|Liquor Servers Minimum Wage – applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work||$9.90 per hour||$10.10 per hour|
The majority of our employees are not impacted by this change; however, there may be some employees where attention will be required by managers to ensure compliance. Please be aware of this change when hiring employees on a temporary contract. Users of the Casual Time Entry System (CTES) should also keep in mind the new legislation to ensure employees are paid compliantly.
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