Under the Canadian Constitution, the responsibility for enacting and enforcing labour laws, including the minimum wage, rests with the ten provinces as well as the three territories which have been granted this power by federal legislation. Some provinces allow lower wages to be paid to liquor servers and other gratuity earners or to inexperienced employees.
Apr 27, 2019 · When Canada's federal minimum wage laws governing all 10 provinces and three territories were eliminated in 1996, the minimum hourly wage rates for experienced adult workers were set by the provinces and territories themselves. These minimum wage rates have periodically changed, and the new minimum wage laws usually take effect in either April or October.
Jan 27, 2014 · 2.1 Minimum Wage Background. Ontario's minimum wage provisions are set out in Section 23 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).Minimum wage provisions were first introduced in Ontario in 1920 with the Minimum Wage Act.
Jul 12, 2019 · Notes. In states with no minimum-wage law (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee) or minimum wages below the federal minimum wage (Georgia and Wyoming), the federal minimum wage of $7.25 applies.
Minimum Wage Rates in Canada: 1965-2015 September 2015 Page 6 Percentage changes varied from a low of -6.6 percent in Nunavut to 16.7 percent in Quebec, 18.0 percent in British Columbia, 25.3 percent.