The minimum wage rises to $ 15 for federally regulated workers

The minimum wage rises to $ 15 for federally regulated workers

Minimum wage workers in federally regulated industries get an increase from today.

The minimum wage for those working in the federally regulated private sector rises to $ 15 an hour.

The federal government estimates that about 26,000 federally regulated private sector employees earn less than $ 15 dollars an hour. Most of these employees are in Ontario and Quebec.

Based on estimates, approximately 59 percent are men and 41 percent are women.

They cover a wide range of industries, including banking, courier services and interprovincial air, rail, road and sea transport, as well as telecommunications, radio and television broadcasting and postal services.

Federal Labor Secretary Seamus O’Regan Jr. says the new federal minimum wage of $ 15 an hour will support thousands of workers, lift more Canadians out of poverty and support economic recovery.

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