Nova Scotia Increasing the Minimum Wage

Written by on March 5, 2015 in Employment Law Blog
Nova Scotia

In order to keep pace with the cost of living in Nova Scotia, on April 1 the provincial government will increase the minimum wage from $10.40 per hour to $10.60 per hour.

The minimum wage for an individual with less than three months’ experience will also increase by 20 cents an hour, from $9.90 per hour to $10.10 per hour.

Adjustments to the province’s minimum wage rate are made annually and are based on the previous year’s national consumer price index. After Nunavut, Yukon, Manitoba and Ontario, Nova Scotia has the fifth highest minimum wage across the country.

For more details, visit Nova Scotia’s Labour and Advanced Education department.

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