Minimum wage for studentsPaying a student a lump sum that works out to less than the standard minimum wageBy Stuart Rudner09/26/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today Question: A company employs a 15 year-old for four hours a day and pays him $25.00 in cash ($6.25 per hour). The company is in Quebec where the official minimum wage is $8.50 per hour. Is the company allowed to pay the student that much lower than the standard minimum wage? Is there a student minimum wage in Canada? Answer: To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.