Each year, the Decree respecting security guards provides for an increase in the hourly rate. The minimum rate set out in the Decree is currently $18.64. This rate will increase to $18.99 on July 2, 2022, for an hourly increase of $0.35.
Your employer is already paying you a higher hourly rate than $18.99? Your employees already receive an hourly rate higher than $18.99? The Decree determines the minimum working conditions for employees. Thus, an employee who is already being paid at a higher hourly rate than the new rate in effect on July 2, 2022, will not necessarily see his or her rate increased by $0.35. The employer and the employee may agree on an hourly rate that is higher than the rate set out in the Decree. However, the Parity Committee cannot force the employer to pay an hourly rate that is higher than the one set by the Decree.
For more details, we invite you to consult section 4.07 of the Decree respecting security guards or to contact a member of our team at 1-800-361-5442 option 1.