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Minimum wage is going up to $15 an hour in Ontario

Minimum wage is finally getting a huge boost in Ontario. Today, Kathleen Wynne announced a slew of proposed changes to the province's labour law.

This includes plans to bump minimum wage to $15. By January 1, 2018, it'll rise to $14 per hour, with a $1 increase coming the following year on January 1, 2019.

In Ontario, minimum wage is currently $11.40 per hour. That makes this one of the most significant increases to the total in the province's history.

Other changes include: minimum three weeks vacation for anyone who's been with the same employer for five years; 10 personal emergency days for all workers, including two that are paid; and equal pay for part-time employees doing the same work as full-timers.

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