Nova Scotia to Increase the Minimum Wage

Written by on February 11, 2014 in Employment Law Blog
Nova Scotia

On April 1, Nova Scotia will increase the minimum wage in the province by 10 cents an hour, to $10.40 in connection with the cost of living. The hourly wage for an individual with less than three months’ experience will also increase by 10 cents an hour, to $9.90.

The province adjusts the minimum wage rate annually, and bases it on the previous year’s national Consumer Price Index.

Currently Nova Scotia has the fourth highest minimum wage rate in Canada. Once Ontario’s planned minimum wage rate increase comes into effect in June 2014, Nova Scotia will then have the fifth highest minimum wage in Canada.

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

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