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Quebec: Canada’s Most Affordable Province

There are countless reasons to fall in love with Quebec, from its illustrious history and picturesque landscapes to its world-class entertainment and faithful devotion to greasy spoon delicacies. But on May 1, Quebec residents gained a new reason to celebrate, as the province raised its minimum wage to $12.50 an hour.

But what exactly does this hike mean for those working within the province?

First off, the raise in minimum wage means that these workers can look forward to an extra $400 to $650 in their wallets by the end of the year. But, more importantly, this hike improves Quebec’s already-affordable cost of living.