Canadian Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum wage workers in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will soon be getting a raise.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia will be raising its tiered minimum wage by two percent on April 1, 2015.

Experienced workers will receive $10.60 an hour and inexperienced workers will receive $10.10.

  • Experienced Workers – Employees who have worked in a position for their employers for three months or have performed similar work for another employer for at least three months.
  • Inexperienced WorkersEmployees who have less than three months of experience in their present role and had not been employed in a similar role for different employer for three months.

Nova Scotia’s minimum wage rates are adjusted annually, based on the national Consumer Price Index from 2014.

Nova Scotia has the fifth highest minimum wage in the country, behind Nunavut, Yukon, Manitoba and Ontario.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island’s non-unionized minimum wage workers will get a 15 cent increase to their pay beginning July 1, 2015. This is the third time the minimum wage rate has increased in just over a year. The rate will rise from $10.35 to $10.50 per hour.

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