On March 31, 2010, the general minimum wage in Ontario increased from $9.50 per hour to $10.25 per hour. More information can be found in the Ministry of Labour's publication on Minimum Wage. This wage increase will impact many sectors, including hospitality and food services among others.
Have a read of some of the opinions on what the increase in minimum wage will mean including "How to Kill Jobs", Restaurateurs cry foul, servers fret as Ont. minimum wage goes up 8 per cent and A reason to celebrate: The lowest paid in Ontario just got a raise