Province increasing minimum wage on October 1, 2016

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Last month, the government announced increases to Ontario’s minimum wage rates that will come into effect October 1, 2016. The student minimum wage will go up from $10.55 per hour to $10.70 per hour. This rate applies to students under 18 years old who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or who work during a school break or summer holiday.

Students who work more than 28 hours a week while school is in session are entitled to the general minimum wage rate which is currently $11.25 per hour but will increase to $11.40 per hour as of October 1, 2016.

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