The minimum wage in Ontario officially increased on October 1 by 10 cents from $14.25. This is the second increase after the hourly minimum wage was frozen at $14 from 2018 to 2020. There will be increases in specialized minimum wages as well.
Student and liquor servers both which are paid less than minimum raise received an increase of ten-cent. Student wages will rise from $13.40 to $13.50 and liquor servers’ wages will rise from $12.45 to $12.55. The hunting, fishing, and wilderness guide’s got a wage increase of 25 cents to an hourly wage of $71.75.
The last time wages increased was on October 1, 2020, and it was 25 cent increase from $14. The minimum wage was frozen at $14 from January 2018 and before that, it was at $11.60. In June, the government of Canada promised the minimum wage would get bumped to $15 per hour on December 9, 2021. In 2022m the province said the minimum wage will continue increasing annually on October 1.
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