The Ontario government recently announced that effective October 1, 2017 the minimum wage will increase from $11.40 to $11.60. 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 $10.70 to $10.90.

The change is based on Ontario’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Ministry of Labour’s announcement can be accessed here.


RCC continues to support CPI indexation in order to depoliticize the process and to base minimum wage adjustments on objective economic criteria, and to provide predictability and lead time for business planning purposes.

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