The history surrounding minimum wage in Canada Ontario is alabour standard that is set to the lowest wage rate your employer can pay perhour to employees that are covered in the legislation. Starting January 1st2018 Ontario Canada has just announced the start of wide-ranging changes tocome to all businesses. Additionally, in the Fair Workplaces, under Better JobsAct, 2017, the minimum wage will increase to $14.00 per hour by 2018 and $15.
00per hour by 2019. In the 1970s, the minimum wage only saw an increase of 0.75cents 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 equalsto (+$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 PolicyAlternatives found that the need to live and survive to afford to live in someOntario towns was between rage of $16.00 and 18$ per hour. The legislation alsohas plans to recommended legislation to also makes modifications to the waybusinesses operate under the ESA and the Labour Relations Act.
While therewhere 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.