Between now and 2019, Ontario will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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In fact, 60 per cent of minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.
Higher minimum wages tend to reduce employment opportunities for younger and less-skilled workers.
Ontario plans to hike the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to, on average, a three to six per cent decline in youth employment.
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.
Twenty Canadian studies find that minimum wage hikes reduce employment opportunities for young workers.
For every 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage, youth employment drops by three to six per cent.