Re: Minimum wage rises in CanadaApr 2nd, 2010
OTTAWA — April 1. 2010 The minimum wage went up in several parts of Canada on Thursday.
Nova Scotia, following a schedule approved in 2008, now has a minimum wage of $9.20 an hour and will see another increase on Oct. 1, to $9.65 an hour.
New Brunswick is up to $8.50 an hour after a 25-cent increase. The province will end with a minimum wage of $10 an hour by Sep. 1, 2011.
The Northwest Territories will see its minimum wage go up by 75 cents, ending at $9 an hour. This is its first wage hike since 2003. but another is expected in April 2011.
Meanwhile, Yukon sees a small bump, rising to $8.93 an hour from $8.89.
The news comes days after Ontario hiked its hourly minimum wage to $10.25, the highest in Canada.
Minimum Wage by Province
British Columbia $8.00
New Brunswick $8.50
Northwest Territories $9.00
Nova Scotia $9.20
Prince Edward Island $8.40