ONTARIO'S NEW MINIMUM WAGE ANNOUNCED

Mar 18, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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Ontario’s minimum wage will increase from $11.25 to $11.40 an hour starting in October.

The minimum wage for liquor servers will increase by 10 cents – to $9.90  in the fall.

And for students under 18, working less than 28 hours a week- the rate will go up 15 cents – to $10.70 per hour at the same time.

Those who work in their own homes for an employer, will see their minimum wage also increase 15 cents to $12.55 an hour.

The province announces the new minimum wage before April each year- to give businesses time to adjust – before it takes effect six months later.

The government passed legislation in 2014 to tie annual increases in the minimum wage – to the rate of inflation for Ontario.

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