For every 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage, youth employment drops by three to six per cent.
minimum wage hikes
Ontario’s hourly wage floor will climb from $11.40 today to $15 in 2019.
Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2019.
While it might not appear so, a higher minimum wage is effectively a tax.
In B.C., the vast majority of minimum wage workers live with their parents or other relatives.
Study found that increasing the minimum wage reduced the employment rate among low-skilled workers by 5.6 percentage points.
The BC Federation of Labour is out in full force with its latest campaign to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 from the current $10.25 per hour.