The minimum wage in Ontario rises on Saturday to $11.40 per hour.

The scheduled increase boosts the minimum wage from $11.25 and is the third consecutive annual increase.

The minimum wage for liquor servers rises from $9.80 per hour to $9.90.

New Democrats have been calling on the provincial Liberal government to raise the general minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Labour Minister Kevin Flynn says right now Ontario's minimum wage is one of the highest in the country and the government will re-examine it in about two years.

Alberta's NDP government recently announced that the minimum wage in that province would rise to $15 an hour by 2018.