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Ontario to Increase Minimum Wage, Effective October 1, 2023

On October 1, 2023, the general minimum wage in Ontario will be increasing from $15.50 to $16.55 an hour, representing an approximate 6.8% increase.

Other wage increases effective October 1, 2023 include the following:

  • Students under the age of 18: increasing from $14.60 to $15.60 an hour
  • Hunting, fishing and wilderness guides: is increasing from $77.60 to $82.85 per day when working less than five consecutive hours in a day, and from $155.25 to $165.75 per day when working five or more hours in a day
  • Homeworkers: from $17.05 to $18.20 an hour

Ontario’s new minimum wage will be the highest of any province in the country, and may be an indication of upcoming minimum wage increases in other provinces.

This wage increase follows previous announcements regarding the Working for Workers Act, 2023 (see our previous coverage on the proposed legislation by clicking here).

If you have any questions about this topic, or any questions relating to workplace law generally, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.

The Firm gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Liam Billings, an Articling Student in the firm’s Toronto office.

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