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Quebec minimum wage is set to increase to $13.10/hr as of May 1st, 2020

Quebec minimum wage is currently $12.50. As of May 1, 2020 the minimum wage will increase to $13.10/h. Different type of worker are subject to different minimum wage as shown in the table below. 

  Since May 1st, 2019 As of May 1st, 2020
employee receiving tips $10,05/h $10,45/h
raspberry pickers $3,71/kg $3,89/kg
strawberry pickers $0,99/kg $1,04/kg

Please note that as per the Employment Standards Act, the minimum wage applies to all employees paid by salary, commission or for piece work. 

The minimum overtime rate will continue to be 1.5 times the worker’s regular rate.

Some common questions

Every spring, many of you call to ask us about the implementation of new minimum wage increases. Here are two of the most common queries:

Minimum wage increase over the years


(Until April 30)

2017 (Until April 30)

April 30)

April 30

Minimum wage (general rate) $10.75/h $11.25/h $12.00/h $12.50/h
Minimum wage for tipped employees $9.20/h $9.45/h $9.80/h $10.05/h
Rate for raspberry pickers $3.18/kg $3.33/kg $3.56/kg $3.71/kg
Rate for strawberry pickers $0.85/kg $0.89/kg $0.95/kg $0.99/kg


December 18, 2019

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