Statistics Canada has released an updated report on the minimum wage in Canada.
In 2009, roughly 796,000 people were working at or below the provincial minimum wage. This represents 5.6% of all employees in Canada, a slight increase compared with the 5.2% recorded the previous year. The minimum wage ranged from $8.00 per hour in British Columbia to $9.50 per hour in Ontario.
A reminder that the minimum wage will increase to $9.20 per hour on 1 April 2010 in Nova Scotia.