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Canada will raise the federal minimum wage

Canada will raise the federal minimum wage
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Canada will officially increase its minimum wage, in effect as of now. More specifically, the minimum wage in the country will be raised by a little over one dollar, going from $15.55 to $16.65.

Authorities say this increase is mainly due to the effects of inflation rates, which saw a 6.8 percent jump last year. 

This minimum wage increase will supposedly make life overall more affordable, more specifically for the 26,000 Canadians who currently earn less than $15.55. 

In Quebec, the minimum wage is already set to increase to $15.25 starting next month. Businesses are told that if their province’s minimum wage exceeds the new federal minimum wage, they must apply the higher pay.

Let us know Montreal, does this minimum wage increase affect your line of work?

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