Minimum wage increases to $15.50 per hour in Ontario

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Minimum wage goes to agrave ; $15.50 per hour in Ontario

As of October 1, the minimum wage increases by 50 cents to $15.50 per hour in Ontario.

As of October 1, the minimum wage increases by 50 cents to $15.50 per hour in Ontario.

The Ford government announced the increase in April. This is the third minimum wage increase in a year.

Early in his first term, Premier Doug Ford reversed a minimum wage increase to 15 $ per hour which was scheduled in 2019. The minimum wage finally increased to $15 per hour in January 2022.

Workers who earn the minimum wage minimum and who work 40 hours a week will see their annual income increase by nearly $1,768, depending on the province.

Students under the age of 18 now earn 14, $60 an hour.

The 50-cent increase comes after Canada's annual inflation rate hit a nearly 40-year high last June. Statistics Canada also reported in August that grocery prices have risen at the fastest rate since 1981.

With information from The Canadian Press

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