Canadians work hard and together we’ve built a beautiful country. Yet, millions of working Canadians continue to live in poverty. This is an injustice. A Jagmeet Singh-led government will fight for workers.
As Prime Minister, Jagmeet will introduce the Working Canadian Guarantee:
The Working Canadian Guarantee will triple the support under the current system for low income workers. It will build off of the legacy of the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB) by incorporating funding from the WITB and the Canada Employment Credit.
Similar to the WITB, the Working Canadian Guarantee is an income-tested wage subsidy for workers.
Those working full-time on minimum wage will qualify for the Working Canadian Guarantee. Jagmeet’s plan will both expand the generosity of the WITB and slow its phase-out such that those working full-time for the minimum wage will be eligible for the Working Canadian Guarantee.
While the WITB is an annual refund, Jagmeet’s Working Canadian Guarantee will be provided in either monthly or quarterly payments.
Together, with Jagmeet Singh’s Better Work Agenda, the Working Canadian Guarantee will help ensure that hundreds of thousands of Canadians have access to decent work, fair wages and benefits, and are not forced to live in poverty.