Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
June 12, 2017

Provincial Government Releases Summary of Minimum Wage Consultations

The Provincial Government today released a summary report of feedback from public consultations and online submissions to help establish a clear and consistent method of determining future increases to the minimum wage.

The summary report identifies:

  • Support for a transparent method of making future minimum wage adjustments;
  • Benefits and challenges of introducing a standard methodology for adjusting the minimum wage; and
  • Support for linking minimum wage to increases in the cost of living.

The minimum wage was raised by 25 cents to $10.75 on April 1, 2017, with an additional increase of 25 cents to $11 to take effect on October 1, 2017. These increases will bring Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage rate in line with other Atlantic Provinces.

“A transparent and predictable method of adjusting the minimum wage will help provide stability for employers and employees in Newfoundland and Labrador. That stability helps to supports an environment that encourages job growth, which is a key objective of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Indexing the Minimum Wage in Newfoundland and Labrador – PDF

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2017 06 12                              10:10 a.m.