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Minimum Wage Cap Welcomed by Canadian Operators

TORONTO — Ontario will cap the province’s minimum wage at $14 an hour until 2020 — a move that the Canadian restaurant industry is...

Industry Reacts to Minimum-Wage Freeze

TORONTO — Citing a 20-per-cent increase as a detriment for businesses, restaurant operators and hospitality groups are applauding the Ontario PC government’s decision to...

Ontario PC Government Opts to Freeze Minimum Wage

TORONTO — Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government will freeze a planned minimum-wage increase that was scheduled to kick in next year, according to CTV News. Ontario's...

Examining the Relationship Between a Higher Minimum Wage, Tipping and EBITDA

On January 1 of this year, Ontario became Canada’s second province to mandate a significant increase in minimum wage in recent years. Many experts have commented...

Point/Counterpoint: Is the minimum-wage increase good or bad for the industry

POINT: I’ve been listening to the noise several industry associations have created throughout 2017 and into 2018 related to the increase in minimum wage. These...

Challenges & Opportunities: Tapping into Talent

Approximately 1.2 million people in Canada are employed in the restaurant industry, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, accounting for seven per cent...

Study Highlights How Much Canadians Will Pay to Cover Minimum-wage Increases

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — There has been a great deal of discussion across Canada about increases in minimum wage and its impacts on workers,...

Ontario Restaurants Brace For Minimum-Wage Increase Fallout

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you’re likely well aware of Ontario’s recent minimum-wage hike and the impact...

Tim Hortons Franchise Owner Encourages Employees to Blame Wynne for Benefit...

WHITBY, Ont. — A staff memo written by Whitby, Ont.-based Tim Hortons franchisees recently began circulating on social media, reports CBC News. The letter,...