• As of January 1, 2022, the following wages are in place in Ontario:

    • General minimum wage workers are now earning $15.00 per hour, a raise from $14.35.
    • Liquor servers have received a pay raise from $12.55 to $15.00 per hour.
  • Students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session or work during a school break or summer holidays, had their pay raised from $13.50 to $14.10 per hour.
  • Homeworkers (those who do paid work out of their own homes for employers) had their pay raised from $15.80 to $16.50 per hour.
  • Hunting, fishing and wilderness guides had their pay raised from $71.75 to $75.00 when working less than five consecutive hours in a day, and $143.55 to $150.05 when working five or more hours in a day.
  • From January to November 2021, there were 767,300 workers at or below the proposed general minimum wage of $15 in Ontario (StatsCan Labour Force Survey, 2021). That is more than 10% of all workers, 43% working full-time. About 1 in 4 of those workers had a post-secondary diploma or higher. 40% are 25 or older, and 60% are women. 

    Nearly 37 per cent of workers at or below the new general minimum wage of $15 per hour are in retail  and almost 24 per cent are in accommodation and food services.

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    source: media release, Ontario News, Statistics Canada




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