Minimum Wage Changes October 1, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing on October 1, 2023 as summarized in the following table:

Minimum wage rate Current wage rate Effective October 1, 2023

General minimum wage – applies to most employees

$15.50 per hour

$16.55 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

$14.60 per hour

$15.60 per hour

More information can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website

Time Tracking System in Workday should also keep in mind the new legislation to ensure employees are paid compliantly.

The majority of our current employees are not impacted by this change; however, there may be some employees where attention is required and will be identified by Human Resources. Workday will then be updated by HR with the new minimum wage.

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