Ontario’s minimum wage will increase on October 1, 2024

On October 1, 2024, the general minimum wage rate in Ontario will increase to $17.20 an hour, which is based on the Consumer Price Index.

Under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the new wage rates must be published on a Government of Ontario website by April 1st. To view all of the new rates, visit Ontario.ca/minimumwage.

If you need help understanding your responsibilities and rights under the ESA, you can:

  • Visit Your guide to the Employment Standards Act at Ontario.ca/ESAguide.
  • Call the Employment Standards Information Centre at 1-800-531-5551 or TTY (for hearing impaired) at 1-866-567-8893. Information is available in many languages.