N.B. and N.L. announce minimum wage increases

Published December 14, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick will raise their minimum wages to $11 per hour in 2017.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

The province announced two increases to the minimum wage for 2017:

  • On April 1, the minimum wage goes up by 25 cents to $10.75.
  • On Oct. 1, it rises an another 25 cents to $11.

The minimum wage was last increased on Oct. 1, 2016. Following public consultations, the government wants to establish a method that ties future minimum wage changes to an inflationary measure.

 

New Brunswick

Fulfilling an election promise, the government of New Brunswick will increase the minimum wage to $11 per hour on April 1, 2017. It is expected to tie future minimum wage increases to an economic indicator, such as the Consumer Price Index.

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