minimum wage toronto

Minimum wage could soon go up to $15 an hour in Toronto

Many in Toronto, and all across Ontario, have been calling on the province to increase minimum wage to $15, up from the current $11.40.

As the Toronto Star reports, the provincial government is now considering making changes to its employment laws.

The Liberal cabinet is examining a report called the Changing Workplaces Review and along with upping minimum wage to $15, reforms could include mandatory paid sick days, better protections for low-paid and vulnerable workers and an increase in paid vacation time.

Martin Regg Cohn writes in the Star that these reforms could help private sector employees join unions. They would target employers who essentially rely on contract workers to fulfil full-time positions.

"Too many companies now disguise regular employees as independent contractors or part-timers to avoid paying them full wages and benefits, he writes.

According to the CBC, the Changing Workplaces report will be made public after the long weekend and the Liberals should announce their proposed changes afterwards.

Lead photo by

mooncall2012


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Condo of the week: 1 Columbus Avenue

Major road closures to watch for this weekend in Toronto

Melania Trump is coming to Toronto

107 year old ferry ready to sail across Toronto harbour again

The Toronto Islands are finally set to reopen

The 10 most Instagrammable buildings in Toronto

Rental of the week: 7 Neville Park Boulevard

There's a major subway closure in Toronto this weekend