The history of the
minimum wage in Canada Ontario is a labor standard that is set to the lowest
wage rate your employer can pay per hour to employees that are covered in the
legislation. Starting January 1st 2018 Ontario Canada has just announced
the start of wide-ranging changes to come to all businesses. Additionally, in the
Fair Workplaces, under Better Jobs Act, 2017, the minimum wage will increase to
$14.00 per hour by 2018 and $15.00 per hour by 2019. In the 1970s, the minimum wage
only saw an increase of 0.75 cents over a period of one year. Having said that,
raising minimum wage from $11.40 to $15.00 by 2019 is an increase of 32 percent
in 18 months which equals to (+$3.60). However, it is still unclear as to why
the governments reached to $15.00 per hour. But there are studies shown but the
Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives found that the need to live and survive
to afford to live in some Ontario towns was between rage of $16.00 and 18$ per
hour. The legislation also has plans to recommended legislation to also makes modifications
to the way businesses operate under the ESA and the Labour Relations Act. While
there where some issues and concerns involving the raise of minimum wage. Certain
individuals are satisfied with a better pay for improved circumstances for
minimum wage workers, but all the while, still there is some that are concerned
about what the risks that may come with the new raise of minimum wage.

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