Ontario Minimum Wage Increases

In the 2007 Ontario budget amendments were made to Regulation 285/01 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 which included a number of increases over a number of years. As a result of implementing these increases, the minimum wage rates will increase for the following categories. 

Minimum Wage RateRate as of March 31, 2009Rate as of March 31, 2010
General Minimum Wage $9.50 per hour $10.25 per hour
Students under 18 and working not more than 28 hours per week or during a school holiday $8.90 per hour $9.60 per hour
Liquor Servers $8.25 per hour $8.90 per hour
Hunting & Fishing Guides:
For less than five consecutive hours in a day
$47.50 per day $51.25 per day
Hunting & Fishing Guides: for five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive $95.00 per day $102.50 per day



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