Maximum insights on minimum wage workers: 20 years of data

Articles and reports: 75-004-M2019003


This report looks at the evolution of minimum wage prevalence over the last 20 years, using annual estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). It examines changes in the profile of minimum wage employees, first through a series of gradual minimum wage increases observed from 1998 to 2017, followed by notable increases in 2018. It then looks at changes in the average minimum wage in Canada compared with the average hourly wages for all employees.

Issue Number: 2019003
Author(s): Dionne-Simard, Dominique; Miller, Jacob
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