Ontario’s minimum wage going up to $11.40 in October
Canadian dollars fall in a photo illustration in Vancouver, on Sept. 22, 2011. (Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Friday, March 18, 2016 11:30AM EDT
Minimum wage earners across Ontario are about to get another raise.
The province announced Friday that the minimum wage will be increased by 15 cents per hour as of Oct. 1, bringing it to $11.40 per hour.
At the same time, the minimum wage for liquor stores will rise from $9.80 per hour to $9.90 per hour, while the rate for students will go up from $10.55 per hour to $10.70 per hour.
Minimum wage increases in Ontario are tied to the province’s Consumer Price Index.
Last October, the province’s main minimum wage rose from $11 per hour to $11.25 per hour.