On March 31, 2023, the Ontario government announced that the general provincial minimum wage will increase from $15.50 to $16.55 per hour on October 1, 2023. This minimum wage applies to most employees. Minimum wage rates will also increase on the same date for the following groups of employees:
Author: Hicks Morley
Federal Government to Extend Temporary Measures under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
On March 27, 2023, the federal government announced the extension of temporary measures introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. As stated in the announcement, the extended measures include: The government also announced that the TFW Program will begin transitioning to the LMIA Online Portal as the primary method to…
Federal Minimum Wage to Increase on April 1, 2023
On March 21, 2023, the federal government announced that the federal minimum wage will increase from $15.55 to $16.65 per hour on April 1, 2023. The increase applies to the federally regulated private sectors, including banks, postal and courier services, telecommunications, and interprovincial air, rail, road and marine transportation. Federally regulated private sector employers are…
Federal Government Increases Minimum Age for Workers to 18
On March 9, 2023 the federal government proclaimed into force amendments to the Canada Labour Code (CLC) that increase the general minimum age for employment from 17 to 18 (subject to certain exceptions). The change comes into effect as of June 12, 2023. The amendments were enacted by the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2….