Current Minimum Wage in Ontario
As of October 2023, the minimum wage in Ontario stands at $16.55. The province initiated a series of planned increases, starting from $14.35 in January 2022 and progressing to $15.50 in October 2022.
Living Wages in Ontario Explained
The concept of living wage is based on how much an adult would make before tax to meet the living standard in Ontario. These are the living wages across Ontario, derived from Statistic Canada’s geographic concept of “economic regions”: $25.05/hr in the Greater Toronto Area $22.75/hr in the Grey Bruce Perth Huron Simcoe region $21.95/hr in Ottawa.
Strategies Driving Ontario's Minimum Wage Increase in 2024
Wage Adjustment for RECEs:
Elevating the hourly wage for RECEs in child care operations participating in the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) system from $20 to $23.86.
Expanded Eligibility for Increment:
Broadening the eligibility criteria for a $1/hour increment to ensure a more extensive pool of RECEs can benefit from this initiative.