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article imageOntario to raise minimum wage to $11.40 per hour

By Owen Weldon     Sep 30, 2016 in Business
The general minimum wage in Ontario will increase to $11.40 from $11.25 per hour on October 1, 2016. It is part of the province's plan to build up Ontario and to help low income workers.
This is the third consecutive year that the minimum wage has increased. Minimum wage rates for students under 18-years-old, liquor servers, homeworkers and hunting and fishing guides will also increase on the first of October.
Students under the age of 18 will receive $10.70 per hour, while liquor servers will receive $9.90 per hour and homeworker wages will increase to $12.55 per hour.

Amazing the minimum wage will go to $11.40 and the 2017 increase of rent goes up 1.5% with the loophole in the law...

Posted by Paula Torres on Thursday, September 29, 2016
The government passed legislation in 2014 to tie minimum wage increases to Ontario's consumer price index. This was designed to help provide reliable increases to workers, as well as predictability for businesses. Compared to three years ago, full-time minimum wage earners in Ontario are making almost $2,400 per year more than they did before the legislation was passed.
New Democrats would like to see the general minimum wage go to $15 per hour and they have been calling on the provincial Liberal government to raise it to that much.
Kevin Flynn, Labour Minister, said the minimum wage in Ontario is one of the highest in Canada. He said in about two years, the government will reexamine it.
In Alberta, the government recently announced that minimum wage in the province would increase. It will be raised to $15 per hour by 2018.
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