The Ontario government recently announced that effective October 1, 2016 minimum wage will increase from $11.25 to $11.40 an increase of 1.3%. The student minimum wage which applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays changes from $10.55 to $10.70.

The change is consistent with Ontario’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). To view the Ministry of Labour’s announcement click Province Increasing Minimum Wage on October 1.


RCC has been successful in convincing the Ontario government to link minimum wage increases to changes in CPI and ensures retailers have sufficient time to adjust their business to new wage rates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact: Gary Rygus, Director, Government Relations (Ontario) at: [email protected] or 416-467-3744