Canadian Provinces Increase Minimum Wage Rates

Five Canadian provinces will increase their minimum wage rates this spring. The minimum wage rate increases are based on annual changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI is an indicator of changes in consumer prices experienced by Canadians. It is obtained by comparing the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers over time. The goal of basing the minimum wage rates on annual changes in the CPI is to ensure that future adjustments keep pace with increases in the cost of living.

The following provinces will be adjusting their minimum wage rates:

Province Effective Minimum Wage Rate
New Brunswick April 1, 2017 $11.00 per hour
Newfoundland & Labrador April 1, 2017 $10.75 per hour
Nova Scotia April 1, 2017 $10.85 per hour
Prince Edward Island April 1, 2017 $11.25 per hour
Quebec May 1, 2017 $11.25 per hour

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