Crunching Numbers: Minimum wage by province

From the spring 2018 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News By Jeff Dover Restaurateurs are dealing with increases in many of their expenses, like food and rent, but with significant minimum wage increases in several provinces, labour cost has caused considerable concern given the tight margins in Canada’s restaurant industry. The table below shows current […]

Minimum wage increase anticipated to have negative effect on restaurant industry

Press release On May 30, the Wynne government announced a monumental change to the wage structure in Ontario. Effective January 1, 2018, minimum wage will be increasing from $11.40/hour to $14/hour, a 22.8 per cent increase. Then on January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will rise again to $15/hour – a 31.6 per cent increase compared to current rates. This increase […]