Toronto, ON — Minimum wage is increasing in Ontario from from $15.50 to $16.55 per hour.
“Starting Sunday, October 1, Ontario’s minimum wage will increase from $15.50 to $16.55 per hour, helping more than 900,000 hard-working men and women across our province earn more take-home pay for themselves and their families,” said David Piccini, minister of labour, immigration, training and skills development.
With the 6.8 per cent increase, Ontario now has one of the highest minimum wages in the country.
The minimum wage increase was one of many changes to Ontario’s Working for Workers Act, 2023.
Additional changes that were made in the act include requiring women-only washrooms on construction sites and properly fitting protective equipment. As well as preparing students to enter the skilled trades faster by allowing students in Grade 11 to transition to a full-time skilled trades apprenticeship program