“Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay an employee.  Most employees are eligible for minimum wage, whether they are full-time, part-time, casual employees, or are paid an hourly rate, commission, piece rate, flat rate or salary.  Some employees have jobs that are exempt from the minimum wage provisions of the ESA.  See “Industries and Jobs with ESA Exemptions and/or Special Rules” for information on these job categories.  Compliance with the minimum wage requirements is determined on a pay period basis”.

See: Minimum Wage

  • Revised: March 18, 2016
  • Content last reviewed: March 2016
  • For information on the recently announced Minimum Wage review, see: Minimum Wage Advisory Panel

This guide is provided for your information and convenience only. It is not a legal document. For complete information, refer to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and its regulations.