Last fall the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 was amended to
index increases to the minimum wage to Ontario's Consumer Price
Index. Putting that into effect, Ontario is raising the
general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective October
1, 2015. The minimum wage rates in Ontario for jobs in
special categories (liquor servers, homeworkers, students, etc.)
are increasing at the same time, and those can be found here:
Minimum wage rates.
The B.C. government has announced that it will also index
increases in the general minimum hourly wage and the liquor server
wage to B.C.'s Consumer Price Index. As a result,
effective September 15, 2015, the BC general minimum wage will
increase from $10.25 to $10.45 and the liquor server wage from
$9.00 to $9.20 per hour. Also effective September 15, 2015,
the daily rate for live-in home support workers and live-in camp
leaders, as well as the monthly rates for resident caretakers and
the farm worker piece rates (for harvesters of certain fruits and
vegetables) will be increased proportionate to the 20-cent increase
in the general minimum hourly wage.
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