The definition about minimum wage in Canada Ontario is alabour standard that the government set to the lowest wage rate your that your employercan pay per hour to employees that are covered in the legislation. Back in the1990’s minimum wage in Ontario was only $6.85 per hour, later on in the early200’s the legislation has changed minimum wage to increase from $6.85 to $8.00and finally in 2010 to $10.25. Recently, January 1st 2018 OntarioCanada has just announced the start of wide-ranging changes to come to all businesses.
Additionally, the minimum wage has 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 of0.
75 cents over a period of one year. Having said that, raising minimum wagefrom $11.40 to $15.
00 by 2019 is an increase of 32 percent in 18 months whichequals to (+$3.60). However, it is still unclear as to why the governmentsreached to $15.00 per hour. But there are studies shown but the Canadian Centerfor Policy Alternatives found that the need to live and survive to afford tolive in some Ontario towns was between rage of $16.00 and $18.00 per hour.
Thelegislation also has plans to recommended legislation to also makes modificationsto the way businesses operate under the ESA and the Labour Relations Act. Whilethere where some issues and concerns involving the raise of minimum wage. Certainindividuals are satisfied with a better pay for improved circumstances forminimum wage workers, but all the while, still there is some that are concernedabout what the risks that may come with the new raise of minimum wage.