Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
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.
Most minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.
Today, the Alberta government is hiking the minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20, as part of its plan to raise the rate to $15 per hour by 2018.