Ontario is the worst for jobs!

Toronto, November 21 (CINEWS): One third of workers in Ontario believe that anyone earning within $4 of the minimum wage ($11.25) should be considered working for minimum wage! This given the rising cost of living and housing.job
A whopping 12 per cent of Ontario’s workers earn a minimum wage of $11.25.
The year-over-year rise in the price of Canada’s housing in the second quarter of 2015 is one of the highest in the developed world. Toronto has the distinction of being at the upper end of that curve but now it also has the dubious distinction of having the highest proportion of minimum wage workers in Canada.
There is a definite disconnect between the housing affordability and jobs.
Ontario not only has the highest proportion of workers earning minimum wage in the country, but its rates of long-term unemployment is abysmally low. This piece of news comes courtesy a new report by an anti-poverty coalition representing 90 community and labour organizations across the province.
The financial health of the economy isn’t in the black either, and social programs over the years have been cut to the bone, adding to the misery of those who are at the bottom of the food chain, unemployed or chronically unemployed.
The province also has another dubious distinction- public service spending per capita is the lowest in Canada.
But wait, it gets worse, residents of the province now pay more for health-care expenses than any other province. Not only will the next generation of workers face a bleak or uncertain future if things don’t get better, funding per student for post-secondary education is the lowest in the country. And if you are out of a well-paying job and find yourself working for a job paying minimum wage, remember, the province is known to have quite a few such jobs, finding affordable housing and being able to put food on the table may be challenging. Little help there as affordable housing and long-term care are the longest nationwide, and child-care costs are the highest.
All in all, the report which is on the same page as StatsCan points to gloom and doom- with outsourcing and a stagnant economy, well-paying jobs may be a lot like winning a lottery and with the province’s precarious financial situation, there is little help for the luckless.
The report notes that the province has lost almost 318,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000, which have largely been replaced by low-wage, non-unionized retail jobs.
The average duration of unemployment in the province has increased by more than 50 per cent since 2009, and is now second only to Quebec, the report finds. Almost a quarter of unemployed Ontario workers have been out of work for six months or more.
But all this hasn’t stop the province from continuing to be a sanctuary city. Since last year, Toronto’s estimated200,000 non-status residents access to city services without fear of being turned over to border enforcement officials . It is also a magnet for refugees and new immigrants who are drawn to the city because of the services available.

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