Ontario plans the following minimum wage increases

Aside from the direct cost implications to employers (raising salaries), the need for appropriate salary differentials will inevitably mean rises in the wages paid to persons already earning more than minimum wage. Labour-intensive industries will feel the impact most dramatically; where those impacts force reductions in staffing, those decisions will mean additional redundancy costs.These increases constitute a 20% jump in January 2018 and a total 30% increase, from present, by January 2019. Ontario will have the highest general minimum wage rates in North America, outside of specific U.S. cities.