Ontario Mimimum Wages Increase Jan. 1, 2022

Ontario Mimimum Wages Increase Jan. 1, 2022

Minimum Wage Increase effective Jan 1 2022 to Sep 30 2022

General Minimum wage in Ontario  $15.00

Student Minimum wage in Ontario $14.10

Homeworker Wage in Ontario $16.50

Liquor Servers special minimum wage has been eliminated and will now be paid $15.00


Are employees who do paid work in their own homes. For example, they may sew clothes for a clothing manufacturer, answer telephone calls for a call centre, or write software for a high-tech company. Note that students of any age (including students under the age of 18 years) who are employed as homeworkers must be paid the homeworkers minimum wage.

When will the minimum wage change next: On October 1 of every year starting in 2022, the minimum wage rates may increase annually. The new rates to come into effect on October 1 will be published on or before April 1 of every year, beginning in 2022.

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.