Minimum Wage increases June 1, 2014 in Ontario!

Minimum wage is going up on June 1, 2014.  The new rates that must be paid to an employee are as follows: 

            General minimum wage –            $ 11.00 per hour (currently $10.25)

            Student minimum wage –            $ 10.30 per hour -under 18 (currently $9.60)

            Liquor servers minimum –           $ 9.55 per hour   (currently $8.90)

For more details check out the Ministry of Labour website

Also a reminder that the Employment Standards Act states that Ontario employees must be paid for the following public holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day (December 26)

Employees paid on an hourly basis need to be compensated for these statutory holidays.  In order to qualify they must work their scheduled shift before and after the holiday. Pay for that day is calculated using total hours worked in the four weeks prior to the holiday, divided by 20.  Salaried employees receive the public holiday off with pay.


February 28, 2014 is the deadline for filing T4’s, T4A’s and T5’s for year ended December 31, 2013. 

Need more information?  Gives us a call or email us and we will be happy to answer any “employer” questions you may have.