Minimum wage hikes result in low-skilled workers being less likely to find employment at an automatable job.
The Wynne government plans to raise the minimum wage to $15.
A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to up to a four per cent drop in teen employment.
Quebec and B.C. have experienced more labour disruptions than any other province over the past nine years.
Twenty Canadian studies find that minimum wage hikes reduce employment opportunities for young workers.
Less business investment means lower productivity for workers, which means lower wages.
For every 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage, youth employment drops by three to six per cent.
Statistics Canada looked at the impact of aging on labour market participation rates.
Most minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.
Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2019.