Minimum Wage FAQ

Minimum Wage : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Employment Rights

As of April 1, 2017, the Minimum Wage rate will increase to $10.85 per hour from $10.70 per hour. The inexperienced rate will increased to $10.35 per hour from $10.20 per hour.

Employees can be paid the inexperienced rate only if they have worked for the employer for less than three months and have less than three months total experience with the kind of work they have been hired to do.

Click on this link to see the public notice of adjustments to the minimum wage. It is also published in the month of January in the Royal Gazette Part I.



If you have any questions, please contact Labour Standards.


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