Ontario's minimum wage set to increase next week

Sep 22 2020, 6:37 am

Change to Ontario’s minimum wage is coming in October as an increase is expected for the first day of the month.

According to the government of Ontario, the current minimum wage, $14, will see an increase of $0.25 as of October 1.

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 from $12.20 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 come October 1.

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