Those on minimum wage in Ontario are getting a raise this fall. Queen’s Park announced this morning it’s boosting the general minimum wage by 15 cents an hour to $11.40 and hour. The minimum for students will also rise 15 cents to $10.70 an hour; liquor servers will get a dime more at $9.90 an hour. With the increases, Ontario’s minimum wage remains the highest in Canada.
|Job Categories||Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016||Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017|
|General Minimum Wage||$11.25 per hour||$11.40per hour|
|Students under 18 who work not more than 28 hours per weekwhen school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays||$10.55 per hour||$10.70per hour|
|Liquor server||$9.80 per hour||$9.90per hour|
|Hunting and Fishing guides||$56.30: Rate for workingless than five consecutive hours in a day
$112.60: Rate for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive
|Homeworkers (employees doing paid work in their own home for an employer)||$12.40 per hour||$12.55per hour|