How much can you expect to make?
Minimum wage in Canada
|Province or territory||
Minimum hourly wage
CAD$12.65 (CAD$11.40 liquor server minimum wage)
CAD$14 (CAD$12.20 liquor server minimum wage)
|Prince Edward Island||
CAD$12 (CAD$12.50 employees receiving tips)
For more information on federal and provincial minimum wage, check out Payworks and Current and Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates for Experienced Adult Workers in Canada. Even though it recently went up in Canada, living on minimum wage still requires good budgeting skills, especially in big cities.
Salary ranges in Canada
Many jobs in Canada pay more than minimum wage. Retail and food service jobs are often minimum-wage jobs but in many other positions, you will be offered a higher hourly wage or a salary.
Main articles about the WHV to Canada
Step-By-Step Guide to International Experience Canada Work Permits
Introduction to the Canada Working Holiday permit
Guide to Working Holiday in Canada (free download)
16 Good Reasons to Apply for a Working Holiday Visa
Globe WHV insurance policy highlights
The duration of your insurance coverage directly impacts your WHV
15 Tips for a Successful WHV Experience
The Working Holiday Visa Adventure as a Solo Traveller