Morning Temporary: What Provinces Have The Highest Minimal Wage?

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Off The Prime: B.C.-born actor Seth Rogen just lately regaled late-night host Jimmy Kimmel with a memorable story from early in his profession: Whereas engaged on a never-filmed script, Rogen attended the 2003 AVN Awards — mainly the porn Oscars — the place he famous that each time performers have been famous by the presenters, they usually reacted in an especially not-safe-for-work vogue.

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A number of of Canada’s provinces and territories are in line to lift their minimal wages over the approaching months, with Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Yukon getting their subsequent bump on April 1. Actually, a couple of of those provinces will get a second minimal wage hike later this yr, too, as provinces scramble to maintain up with inflation. Quebec, Saskatchewan and PEI will even see will increase later this yr, whereas the Northwest Territories is formally altering the way in which to calculate its minimal wage transferring ahead, Katherine Caspersz writes.

  • Nevertheless: Three of Canada’s 4 most populous provinces aren’t touching their minimal wage in 2023: Ontario, B.C. and Alberta. Whereas each Ontario and B.C. gave their staff a bump final yr, Alberta truly hasn’t touched its minimal wage since setting it at $15 per hour again in 2019. Nunavut additionally is not getting a increase this yr, both.
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It ought to be no shock by now that working in expert trades can show extraordinarily profitable, even for these simply beginning out of their careers. The world wants electricians, welders and plumbers, to say the least — particularly if bozos maintain pouring bacon grease down their sinks. Ontario at the moment has a deficit of those kinds of staff; when you have been contemplating an enormous profession change, this might be the time to weigh your choices.

Rhythm Sachdeva rounded up the 5 high-paying expert commerce jobs in Ontario proper now — from painters/decorators ($76,338) to electricians ($91,635) — however most significantly, she additionally broke down how lengthy it will take you to grow to be absolutely licensed for every job.

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Morgan Leet has beforehand written about her resolution to relocate from Canada’s Maritimes to lovely British Columbia — and why she’d by no means return east. Nonetheless, although she’s firmly entrenched in west-coast tradition, the New Brunswick transplant nonetheless has an outsider’s eye, which permits her to select up on distinctive facets of life in B.C. that the locals are inclined to take with no consideration. For one, the way in which sustainability is on the forefront of tradition is one thing you will not discover in all places in Canada. Learn on for the total listing.

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Since breaking out on Kim’s Comfort, then starring within the Marvel franchise as Shang-Chi, the GTA’s personal Simu Liu has grow to be certainly one of our nation’s foremost ambassadors. So the place does the 33-year-old actor eat when he is in Canada’s greatest metropolis? Liu highlighted his three high locations to eat in Toronto, from Kensington Market to Scarborough. Mira Nabulsi has the deets.

With everybody feeling the inflation (or greedflation) crunch on the grocery checkout counter, an increasing number of Canadians appear to be turning to low-cost choices like greenback shops to fill out their pantries. Is that even wholesome, although? A dietician on TikTok says you may truly eat moderately properly off greenback retailer staples — if you understand the place to look. Sarah Rohoman summarizes the important thing factors.

Look, Laval is not precisely the French Riviera, however with a glass of wine in hand, it is not onerous to discover a slice of French paradise — particularly whenever you’re sunning your self on the non-public seaside adjoining to your $10.5-million Laval-sur-le-Lac mansion. MTL Weblog’s Willa Holt noticed this itemizing, which options 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bogs unfold over a sprawling 9,500-square-foot palace. Be a part of us for a digital tour.

Ever dream about working for Canada however not in Canada? For starters, that is an oddly particular dream, however to every their very own. In any case, the Authorities of Canada is definitely seeking to rent people to work abroad in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Overseas Service Growth Program — and as Lisa Belmonte factors out, the opening wage is almost $100K.

Seven-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky splashes into 26 years previous in the present day. Irish troubadour Hozier is 33. Vancouver singer (and Elon ex) Grimes is 35. Former NHLer Bobby Ryan is 36. American wrestler Samoa Joe is 44. Trump lover turned antagonist Stormy Daniels is 44. U.S. soccer legend Mia Hamm is 51.

The late clothier Alexander McQueen would’ve turned 54 in the present day. Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is 56. Rob Lowe is 59. Sam Bowie, the basketball participant chosen one choose forward of Michael Jordan, is 62. Lieutenant Dan himself, Gary Sinise, is 68. Kurt Russell is 72. Iconic Blue Jays supervisor Cito Gaston is 79. The late jazz legend Nat King Cole was born on at the present time in 1919.

Thanks for studying usamediacell’s Canada Morning Temporary — and keep in mind: If I see you placing inexperienced meals colouring in a pint of Guinness in the present day, I am calling in Eire’s nationwide guard.

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