Ontario to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 an hour by 2019

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Ontario to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 an hour by 2019
Minimum wage is going back in Ontario! Premier Kathleen Wynne made an announcement on Tuesday.

Ten per cent of Ontario workers currently make the minimum wage, Wynne said, and 30 per cent make less than $15 an hour.

The minimum wage increase will be phased-in gradually. It will rise with inflation, as scheduled, from $11.40 currently to $11.60 in October. Then, the government plans to bump it up to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, 2018 and $15 the following year.

Premier also announces part time workers will receive equal pay for equal work.

Province will also increase minimum vacation entitlements to at least 3 weeks paid vacation a year.

Premier says more workers will have the right to take up to 10 days of personal emergency leave a year, 2 paid.

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