Ontario's minimum wage officially goes up today

Oct 1 2020, 5:21 pm

Ontario’s minimum wage has officially gone up as of October 1, as workers will see their hourly pay increase to $14.25 an hour.

According to the Government of Ontario, the current minimum wage has increased by $0.25 as of Thursday.

Those working on the minimum wage will see their rates change to $14.25, students will see their $13.15 change to $13.40, and servers will see their $12.20 change to $12.45.

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The Government of Ontario

In 2018, minimum wage jumped from $11.60 per hour to $14 an hour and has remained there for the past two years.

In January 2019, Ontario’s minimum wage was set to increase to $15/hour; however, Premier Doug Ford’s government stopped the planned increase in the fall of 2018.

Hunting and fishing guides, homeworkers, and wilderness guides will also see an increase as of today.

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