On October 1, 2015, the general minimum wage rate in Ontario
will increase to C$11.25 per hour from C$11 per hour. Minimum wage
rates for students, liquor servers, homeworkers and hunting/fishing
guides will also increase on that day.
Each year, the government will calculate the necessary minimum
wage adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index in Ontario. If
the calculation results in an increase to the minimum wage, such
increase will be announced on or before April 1 and come into
effect on October 1 of the same year. If the calculation results in
a decrease to the minimum wage, no adjustment will be made.
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