Service NL
September 30, 2014

The following is being distributed at the request of the Labour Relations Agency:

Sound Decisions Support Families and Communities

Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect October 1

Effective tomorrow (Wednesday, October 1), the provincial minimum wage will increase by 25 cents to $10.25 per hour. An additional 25 cent increase will take place October 1, 2015.

“These increases are consistent with the Provincial Government’s progressive approach to a fair minimum wage to benefit many lower income earners in Newfoundland and Labrador while considering the ability of employers to pay these wages to their employees.”
- The Honourable Tony Cornect, Minister Responsible for the Labour Relations Agency

The province expects to conduct a further review of the minimum wage in 2015.


  • The provincial minimum wage will increase by 25 cents to $10.25 per hour on October 1, 2014, to be followed by another 25 cent increase on October 1, 2015.
  • The minimum overtime wage rate will continue to be fixed at 1.5 times the minimum wage, rounded to the nearest cent.
  • By October 1, 2015, the minimum wage rate in the province will have increased by 75 per cent in 10 years.


Media contact:

Vanessa Colman-Sadd
Director of Communications
Service NL
709-729-4860, 682-6593

2014 09 30                           3:40 p.m.