Good news for anyone who is currently working in Ontario, as of October 1st, 2021 Ontario’s minimum wage will increase. Minimum wage has slowly been increasing over the years, and rightfully so! Living in Toronto isn’t getting any cheaper. According to Mercer’s 2021 Annual Cost of Living Survey, Toronto remains the second most expensive Canadian city to live in.
Minimum Wage Increases
The general minimum wage will rise from $14.25 to $14.35 which isn’t a huge increase but it’s something. Of course, this 10 cent increase isn’t enough to live off of in Toronto, but it is a slight improvement.
There will also be a ten-cent increase in minimum wages for students, liquor servers, and home workers. The minimum wage for fishing and hunting guides will go up as well from $71.30 to $71.75 while federal workers can expect to be paid $15 per hour by the end of the year.
Residents of Ontario had a lot to say after the announcement of the wage increase. Many stating it’s not a high enough increase relative to inflation rates.
Minimum wage in Ontario will increase October 1st.— Sarah Colero🥄🍊 (@Sarah_Colero) September 15, 2021
Just a reminder that ODSP has not increased with inflation since 1995.
Why do folx able to work get enough to live on in current day, while those unable to work still get the amount to live on from the 90s? #odspoverty #Ontario https://t.co/n93dCfOfTC
Here in Ontario, Canada, the minimum wage was supposed to be raised a dollar, but the Cons got in (Dougie Ford). People were so happy he raised it 25 cents and now, another 10 cents! WTF— nik (@inkletsdotca) September 22, 2021