A timeline from January 2022 to mid-2023 showing measures by the Ontario government to keep costs down

See below for accessible description of the timeline.

January 2022

  • General minimum wage hike from $14.35 to $15 per hour

March 2022

  • Elimination of licence plate renewal fees and stickers for eligible vehicles
  • Eliminating double fares for riders connecting to and from GO Transit on most municipal transit systems
  • Nearly doubling PRESTO discounts for youth and postsecondary students

April 2022

  • No more road tolls on Highways 412 and 418

Support from 2021 Ontario income tax returns

  • Low‐income Individuals and Families Tax (LIFT) Credit: relief for eligible low-income workers
  • Ontario Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) tax credit: relief for eligible child care expenses
  • Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit: relief to make eligible seniors’ homes safer
  • Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit: help with eligible training expenses

July 2022

  • Cutting gas and fuel tax rates for six months

September 2022

  • Increases to Ontario Disability Support Program and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program

October 2022

  • General minimum wage hike from $15 per hour to $15.50 per hour
  • Direct Catch Up Payments to parents for tutoring or learning supplies and equipment

January 2023

  • Proposing to double the Guaranteed Annual Income System payment for 12 months to help Ontario’s lowest-income seniors
  • Proposing to extend gas and fuel tax rate cuts for an additional year

Support from 2022 Ontario income tax returns

  • Enhanced! Low-income Individuals and Families Tax Credit
  • New! Ontario Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit
  • New! Ontario Staycation Tax Credit
  • Plus: Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit, Ontario Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) tax credit, and Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit


Updated: November 14, 2022
Published: November 14, 2022