The minimum wage is heading up in Ontario by 75 cents.
The province`s working poor will now earn $11 an hour starting June 1st.
Premier Kathleen Wynne also announced this morning that the government would index the minimum wage to inflation.
Anti-poverty critics are not impressed.
The minimum wage has been frozen since 2010 at $10.25 an hour.
Elizabeth Anderson is the Community Action Coordinator at the Local Community Food Centre in Stratford.
She says a full time minimum wage worker will still end up below the poverty line even after today`s announcement.
Anderson says food banks have seen a huge jump in the number of working people relying on their services.
She says the rest of society will end up paying for substandard wages through social programs.
Anderson encourages minimum wage workers to fight for better wages.
Anti-poverty groups wanted to see the minimum wage boosted to $14 an hour which would place a full time worker ten percent above the poverty line and then have it indexed to inflation.