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                                 MINIMUM WAGE RATES ACROSS CANADA, 2007-11


                          2007                         2008                        2009                   2010                   2011

 B.C.*         $8.00 (Nov. 1/01)

 Alta.¹        $8.00 (Sept. 1)              $8.40 (April 1)               $8.80** (April 1)        $9.20** (April 1)     $9.60** (April 1)

 Sask.²        $7.95 (March 1)              $8.25 (Jan. 1)                $9.25 (May 1)            $9.57*** (May 1)      $9.90*** (May 1)
                                            $8.60 (May 1)
 Man.          $8.00 (April 1)              $8.50 (April 1)               $8.75 (May 1)            $9.50 (Oct. 1)
                                                                          $9.00 (Oct 1)
 Ont.*         $8.00 (Feb. 1)               $8.75 (March 31)              $9.50 (March 31)         $10.25 (March 31)

 Que.*         $8.00 (May 1)                $8.50 (May 1)                 $9.00 (May 1)            $9.50 (May 1)

 N.B.          $7.25 (July 1)               $7.75 (March 31)              $8.00 (April 15)         $8.50 (April 1)       $9.50 (April 1)
                                                                          $8.25 (Sept. 1)          $9.00 (Sept. 1)       $10.00 (Sept. 1)
 N.S.*²        $7.60 (May 1)                $8.10 (May 1)                 $8.60 (April 1)          $9.20 (April 1)       $10.06*** (April 1)
                                                                                                   $9.65 (Oct. 1)
 P.E.I.        $7.50 (April 1)              $7.75 (May 1)                 $8.20 (June 1)
                                            $8.00 (Oct. 1)                $8.40 (Oct. 1)
 N.L.          $7.50 (Oct. 1)               $8.00 (April 1)               $8.50 (Jan. 1)           $9.50 (Jan. 1)
                                                                          $9.00 (July 1)           $10.00 (July 1)
 N.W.T.        $8.25 (Dec. 28/03)

 Yukon²        $8.37 (April 1)              $8.58 (April 1)               $8.89 *** (April 1)      $9.01*** (April 1)    $9.19 *** (April 1)

 Nunavut       $8.50 (March 3/03)           $10.00 (Sept. 5)

 Federal       The general adult minimum wage rate of the province or territory where the work is performed.




* These provinces have differential rates as follows:
  British Columbia has an entry-level rate that is $2 below the general minimum wage.

  Quebec has a gratuity rate that is $1 below the general minimum wage.

  Ontario has a liquor server rate that is $1.25 cents below the general minimum wage.

  Nova Scotia has an inexperienced worker rate that is 50 cents below the general minimum wage.

¹ Alberta’s 2009-11 rate (**) is an estimate based on trend in Average Weekly Earnings (AWE). Alberta indexed its minimum wage to
AWE starting in 2008.

²Saskatchewan’s 2010-11 rates, Yukon’s 2010-11 rates and Nova Scotia’s 2011 rate (***) are estimates based on trends in the
Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Saskatchewan rate is non-binding as it is based on the recommendations of the Minimum Wage
Board.

								
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