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Ontario minimum wage to rise by 25 cents Oct. 1

Increase will put hourly minimum at $14.25


September 30, 2020
By Talent Canada staff

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Effective Oct. 1, 2020, Ontario’s minimum wage will increase by 25 cents an hour for most employees.

According to a briefing by Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto, general minimum wage will rise from $14 to $14.25 per hour on Oct. 1 until Sept. 30, 2021.

Student minimum wage will rise from $13.15 to $13.40. Liquor server minimum wage will go from $12.20 to $12.45.

Homeworker minimum wage will increase from $15.40 to $15.70.

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Ontario’s last increase to minimum wage came on Jan. 1, 2018.

Ontario trails Nunavut and Alberta for highest minimum wage rates across the country.