Minimum wage is $11.00 per hour effective October 1, 2015.
The Security Guard minimum wage is $11.75 per hour effective October 1, 2015.
Construction minimum wage rates for the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) and Heavy sectors are contained in the Regulations to The Construction Industry Wages Act.
Construction minimum wage rates in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sector increase effective January 1, 2016, and in the Heavy sector on May 1, 2016. See our Regulations to The Construction Industry Wages Act for Wage Schedules.
Domestic Violence Leave, Long-Term Sick Leave for Serious Injury and Illness, and extended Compassionate Care provisions, are now in effect.
Check out our Investigations page for updates on our activities in the following areas:
- Wage Abuses of Foreign Workers
- Illegal Deductions
- General Holiday Wages for Part-time Employees
For rules on paying wages on general holidays, see our General Holidays fact sheet.
About Employment Standards
Employment Standards staff help employees and employers learn about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
- answer questions
- explain the legislation
- investigate workplace disputes to ensure the legislation is being followed
- give presentations and workshops
Common employment standards issues include:
- minimum wage
- general holidays
- ending employment
This website has information about The Employment Standards Code, The Construction Industry Wages Act, The Remembrance Day Act, The Retail Businesses Holiday Closing Act, and The Worker Recruitment and Protection Act. It also has some information about the Labour Adjustment Services we offer to help workers and employers find solutions to downsizing, closures and layoffs.
In the Fact Sheet section you will find answers to questions that employers and employees ask most often. The How we Can Help and A Quick Guide to Employment Standards pages are great places to start your search for information.
Employment Standards staff are also available to explain the legislation.
Contact Employment Standards
For more information call our inquiry lines:
Telephone: 204-945-3352 or
Toll free in Canada 1-800-821-4307
Available in alternate formats