As of January 1, 2018, new legislation has rolled out, increasing general minimum wage, with many seeing their wages rise to $14 an hour. The bill is part of the Fair Workplace, Better Jobs Act, and will also include changes to personal emergency leave, equal pay for part-time, temporary, casual and seasonal employees; and up to 17 weeks off for domestic or sexual violence survivors.

The Government of Ontario will also be cutting corporate income tax rate for small businesses by 22%, lowering regulatory burdens and rewarding businesses with good compliance records by lowering their costs and reducing requirements.

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Building a Fairer, Better Ontario in 2018

Ontario’s Minimum Wage to Rise to $14 on January 1