Minimum wage in Canada going up again

Ottawa –

The federal minimum wage will increase from $15.55 to $16.65 an hour on April 1st.

The government said the price increase is based on the consumer price index, which rose by 6.8% in 2022.

The federal minimum wage applies to the federally regulated private sector, including banking, postal and courier services, and interstate air, rail, road, and sea transportation.

Ottawa will set a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour in 2021, with annual increases based on inflation.

The change takes place on April 1st of each year.

If the state or territory minimum wage rate is higher than the federal minimum wage rate, employers must apply the higher amount.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 21, 2023.

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