Minimum wages in Ontario raised by $1.05 an hour

By Pepper Parr

October 1st, 2023



David Piccini, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement on the minimum wage.

Workers at 27 GTA Metros agreed to the deal which will include an increase of $2 per hour within months for full-time workers and $1.50 per hour for part-time workers.

“Starting Sunday, October 1, Ontario’s minimum wage will increase from $15.50 to $16.55 per hour, helping more than 900,000 hard-working men and women across our province earn more take-home pay for themselves and their families.

This 6.8 per cent raise means up to $2,200 more in workers’ pockets every year and brings Ontario to one of the highest minimum wages in the country.

Executives from major supermarkets “have agreed to support the government of Canada in efforts to stabilize food prices.

On November 1, 2021the Region of Halton determined that the minimum wage rate was  calculated to be $20.75 per hour

The Provincial government has said it will continue to deliver steady and predictable annual increases, helping families offset the rising cost of living while also providing certainty to businesses by announcing this increase six months in advance.

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