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Minimum wage increasing to $11.40

Last Updated Mar 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm EDT

Canada's new polymer ten ($10) dollar bill, Nov. 19, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Denis Beaumont *** Local Caption ***

The general minimum wage in Ontario is being raised by 15 cents on October 1.

Currently, minimum wage is $11.25 and will jump up to $11.40 keeping Ontario’s wage the highest of any province in Canada.

“It’s important for people to know that there is a consistent, transparent and fair approach to setting the province’s minimum wage that ensures workers receive annual increases that keep up with inflation,” said Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour in a press release.

Liquor servers, students under the age of 18, hunting and fishing guides and homeworkers minimum wage will also increase at the same time.

The wage for liquor servers will rise by 10 cents to $9.90 and student under 18 that are working less than 28 hours a week will make $10.70 an hour, up from $10.55.

The last pay increase was from $11 per hour to $11.25.

This increase is the tenth minimum wage increase since 2003.