Legislative roundup: Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada

Yukon minimum wage increased May 1 • B.C. minimum wage increased May 1 • Modified B.C. HST document available on CRA website • Quebec minimum wage increased May 1 • Nova Scotia HST to be cut in 2014 and 2015 • WCB now allows online payments
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/07/2012

Yukon

Yukon minimum wage increased May 1

The general minimum wage rate in the Yukon increased from $9.27 per hour to $10.30 on May 1. On April 1, 2012, the minimum wage rate in the province increased from $9 per hour to $9.27. The rate will continue to be indexed by any increases to the annual Whitehorse Consumer Price Index, according to the territory’s government. The Yukon Employment Standards Board will hold a public review in the fall seeking feedback on the $10.30 minimum wage rate and will make a recommendation should further changes to the rate be deemed necessary, the government said.

British Columbia

B.C. minimum wage increased May 1