The Atlantic provinces comprise four of the five lowest ranked Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions.
Canada’s average annual total job-growth rate was less than half the U.S. rate.
Twenty Canadian studies find that minimum wage hikes reduce employment opportunities for young workers.
Statistics Canada looked at the impact of aging on labour market participation rates.
In Ontario, 69 per cent of part-time workers work part time by preference or due to lifestyle choices.
Population is not growing, employment is shrinking, and new investment spending has shrunk.
Some recipients may decide not to work for minimum wage.