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.
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.