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McDonald's Canada Minimum Wage Labour Statement

April 15, 2015


TORONTO, ON (April 15, 2015) – At McDonald’s Canada we respect everyone’s right to have their say.  The topic of minimum wage in Canada goes well beyond McDonald’s.  We look to individual provincial legislators to determine appropriate minimum wages across the country.  McDonald’s Canada and our franchisees are guided by what is provincially legislated.  In fact, entry-level wages often exceed mandatory provincial minimum wages.
Today, McDonald’s and our franchisees remain focused on hiring more than 6,500 people as part of our one-day national recruitment blitz called National Hiring Day.  Interested applicants can walk into any McDonald’s location across Canada and apply for a crew or manager job, and learn about the many opportunities and benefits of working at McDonald’s.
McDonald’s and our franchisees value our respective employee’s contributions by offering competitive wages, educational assistance and access to other incentive programs.  McDonald’s is a pay-per-performance employer with regular performance and wage reviews, and we offer a competitive package to attract and retain our employees.
McDonald’s Canada and our franchisees are proud to be employers of choice in Canada to more than 85,000 employees coast-to-coast.  As always, we support minimum wage increases that balance the best interests of Canadians, our employees and our business.

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