Minimum Wage Goes Up

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:48 AM

 

Ontario's minimum wage is going to reach $15 an hour.

The increase will be phased in over the next two years, reaching $14 an hour on January 1st before topping $15 a year later.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says they considered how the increase would affect businesses.

"We made a decision that we would give from now until January for businesses to adjust to the first increase and then bring in the second increase in January.  So really it was in response to business owners saying we can't absorb that change that quickly."

Wynne says some business owners wanted the increase phased in over 7 years, but her government wasn't prepared to wait that long.  (File photo)