This report is primarily focused on the hourly labour market in North America, giving an overview of key trends, insights and news articles surrounding this segment. Due to recent currency fluctuations, Canadians aren’t as willing to shop south of the border. US retailers are now attempting to target Canadian shoppers via e-commerce. American retailers like TJMaxx and Marshalls are increasing their minimum wage rate to $8/hour and changes are set to take place by June 2015. Could these actions place pressure other retailers to offer similar wage rates?