Minimum wage in Ontario officially rises to $11.40 per hour today — an increase from $11.25. It marks the third consecutive annual increase, and makes the province's minimum wage one of the highest in the country.
Ontario is one of four provinces seeing their minimum wage increase today. Alberta's minimum wage is increasing from $11.20 to $12.20, and the province plans to increase it to $15 by 2018. The Minimum wage will go up to $11 per hour in P.E.I., and it will increase by 22 cents to $10.72 in Saskatchewan.
October 1 is the date provinces typically raise their minimum wage, but B.C. raised it in September from $10.45 per hour to $10.85.
With the changes today, Newfoundland has the lowest minimum wage in the country at $10.50 per hour.
Liquor servers often have a lower minimum wage, and in Ontario it will also rise today to $9.90 per hour, up 10 cents from $9.80.