Each Canadian province has legislated minimum wages that must be paid to employees. However a minimum wage earner will have a difficult time making ends meet in every major city in Canada. After covering housing, transportation and food most will not be able to sustain a reasonable standard of living. They are among the thousands of working poor in Canada.

Minimum wage earners are still required to pay income tax. The provinces with the highest rates are New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. All of these provinces have federal and provincial combined tax rates higher than 13%.

Ontario has the highest minimum wage in Canada at $8.75. A minimum wage earner in Ontario would also earn the most after income taxes. The after tax earning in Ontario would be $16,326. A minimum wage earner in Saskatchewan would pay the most. The combined federal and provincial income tax paid would be $2,245. Manitoba is a close second, collecting $2,236 in combined income tax.

Alberta

  • Minimum wage $8.40
  • Annual income $17,472
  • Income tax deducted $1,384
  • After tax income $16,088

BC
  • Minimum wage $8.00
  • Annual income $16,640
  • Income tax deducted $1,115
  • After tax income $15,525

Manitoba
  • Minimum wage $8.50
  • Annual income $17,680
  • Income tax deducted $2,236
  • After tax income $15,444

New Brunswick
  • Minimum wage $7.75
  • Annual income $16,120
  • Income tax deducted $1,337
  • After tax income $14,783

Newfoundland
  • Minimum wage $8.00
  • Annual income $16,640
  • Income tax deducted $1,938
  • After tax income $14,702

NWT
  • Minimum wage $8.25
  • Annual income $17,160
  • Income tax deducted $1,431
  • After tax income $15,729

Nova Scotia
  • Minimum wage $8.10
  • Annual income $16,848
  • Income tax deducted $1,844
  • After tax income $15,004

Nunavut
  • Minimum wage $8.50
  • Annual income $17,680
  • Income tax deducted $1,473
  • After tax income $16,207

Ontario
  • Minimum wage $8.75
  • Annual income $18,200
  • Income tax deducted $1,874
  • After tax income $16,326

PEI
  • Minimum wage $7.75
  • Annual income $16,120
  • Income tax deducted $1,622
  • After tax income $14,498

Quebec
  • Minimum wage $8.50
  • Annual income $17,680
  • Income tax deducted $1,892
  • After tax income $15,788

Saskatchewan
  • Minimum wage $8.60
  • Annual income $17,888
  • Income tax deducted $2,245
  • After tax income $15,643

Yukon
  • Minimum wage $8.58
  • Annual income $17,846
  • Income tax deducted $1,637
  • After tax income $16,209

1 comments

  1. Anonymous // October 2, 2008 at 10:37 PM  

    Starting work blows I feel like my time has like no value how am i to live on this. Must do overtime or something.