Latest statistics on minimum wage

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.

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