Ontario to Raise Minimum Wage

The Ontario government announced that the general minimum wage will be raised from $11.25 to $11.40 on October 1, 2016. The minimum wage rates for liquor servers will increase from $9.80 to $9.90 per hour. This raise, the tenth since 2003, maintains Ontario’s minimum wage as the highest of any province in Canada. Minimum wage rates for students under the age of 18, hunting and fishing guides, and homeworkers will also increase at the same time.