Working for Workers by Raising the Minimum Wage


Doug Ford and the Ontario PC’s is getting it done by putting more money in your pocket

Ontario’s economy is getting back on its feet as the province reopens, but we need to ensure workers continue to be supported, especially in hard-hit sectors and the most vulnerable.

That’s why our PC government is raising the general minimum wage to $15.50 per hour, starting October 1, 2022. This eight per cent increase over one year will help workers keep up with rising costs and inflation.

“For many Ontarians, wages haven’t kept up with the increasing cost of living, making it harder than ever to make ends meet,” said Doug Ford, MPP for Etobicoke North and Premier of Ontario. “Ontario’s workers are the best anywhere, and they will be at the forefront of building the province. They deserve to have more money in their pockets and the increase we’re announcing today is one more way we are delivering for our workers.”

For too long wages for many have not kept up with the cost of living. Ontario workers should be in a race to the top, not a race to the bottom.  Raising the minimum wage is part of Ontario’s plan to fight for our workers and build a future where our province remains the top place in the world to work, live and raise a family. 

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