Effective October 1, 2023, minimum wage rates in Ontario have increased.

General minimum wage is $16.55 per hour.

There are different rates for students and other areas of specialty.

When the minimum wage changes

The minimum wage rates are subject to annual indexation based on the rate of inflation. If that rate is changed, the new rate will be published on or before April 1 and will come into effect on October 1.

If a change to the minimum wage rate comes into effect partway through an employee’s pay period, the pay period will be treated as if it were two separate pay periods, and the employee will be entitled to at least the minimum wage that applies in each of those periods.

Below is the link to the Ontario Government, Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development