Minimum Wage Impact Survey

Since the Provincial Government increased Minimum Wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2018, we are seeking your input on the impacts and stories related to this increase. While we know minimum wage can no longer be changed, we hope that the survey results will help us to open up the dialogue on future impacts and provide insight into future decisions. 

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* 1. What is your industry?

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* 2. How long has your business been in operation?

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* 3. What percentage of your workers earn minimum wage?

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* 4. Of those employees who receive minimum wage, how many are students?

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* 5. Of those employees who receive minimum wage, how many are single income earners or sole income providers for their family?

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* 6. In the last four years, since minimum wage has increased from $10.20 per hours to $15 per hour, what has the financial impact been to your business based on just the minimum wage earning employees? Please indicate your estimated increased monetary costs per year due to wage increases.

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* 7. If the increase for minimum wage earners was more than $200,000, please indicate the total dollar value that has been caused by the minimum wage increase.

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* 8. In the last four years, since minimum wage has increased from $10.20 per hours to $15 per hour what has the financial impact been to your business across all wage categories?

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* 9. If the increase for all wage categories was more than $200,000, please indicate the total dollar value that has been caused by the minimum wage increase.

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* 10. Since the provincial government has raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour, please indicate which steps you have taken to address the cost increases in your business.

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* 11. Thinking about your employees that are currently paid above minimum wage (if applicable), how has the increase to the minimum wage to $15 per hour impacted the salaries of these employees? (Check all that apply)

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* 12. In order to provide us a full understanding of the impacts of minimum wage increases, please describe how your employees feel or have been impacted by the $15 per hour increase.

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* 13. In order to provide us a full understanding of the impacts of minimum wage increases, please describe any other measures you have implemented, concerns you have or stories you would like to share related to the minimum wage increase.

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* 14. (OPTIONAL) - We are looking for businesses (or their employees) who are willing to tell their story in person or in writing. If you are willing to be quoted or interviewed on this topic, please provide your contact information here.

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* 15. For Chamber of Commerce purposes, please provide your contact name and company name below to provide us an idea of the types of businesses responding to this survey. This information will not be made public.

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