Canadians can earn up to $1,000 per month and remain eligible for CERB.
More than three million Canadians have lost their jobs.
Providing income support to workers and businesses involves large increases in government expenditures.
Women over 25 years old working full-time were hardest hit, with employment decreasing by 31,500 jobs.
The B.C. government wants to raise the province’s minimum wage from $11.35 to $15.20 by 2021.
Closely linking January’s job losses to the Wynne government’s minimum wage hikes without recognizing other causes creates a dangerous precedent.
In northern Ontario, job losses ranged from 1 per cent in Greater Sudbury to 16.1 per cent in Sault Ste. Marie.