Ontario’s minimum wage went up 50 cents on Saturday.
All three major parties made pledges to raise it during the election campaign.
The general minimum wage now stands at $15.50 per hour.
Students under 18 will also see a pay raise; hourly wages went up from $14.10 to $14.60 per hour.
As well, the minimum wage for homeworkers will be rising from $16.50 to $17.05 per hour.
Canadians have been dealing with rising inflation. In June, the country’s annual inflation rate reached its highest point in nearly 40 years.
In August, Statistics Canada said grocery prices had risen at their fastest rate since 1981.