Ontario is continuing to boost income for workers across the province by increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 this fall.
Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn made the announcement today in Toronto. The increase announced today will come into effect on October 1, 2017, and continues the government’s efforts to ensure more workers and their families are able to benefit from the province’s growing economy. As a result, full-time minimum wage earners in Ontario are now taking home $2,782 more per year than they did just four years ago.
The increase builds on progress Ontario is already making to boost income for workers, including:
Improving the standard of living for workers and families is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“We are committed to continuing to raise living standards for the hardworking people of Ontario. By ensuring that our province follows a consistent, predictable and impartial process of increasing the minimum wage, we are providing a more stable environment for businesses and more money in the pockets of our workers. And, ultimately, we’re building up a more prosperous economy so everyone in Ontario has the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
— Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour
Michael Speers, Minister’s Office, 416-325-6955
Janet Deline, Communications Branch, 416-326-7405
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