Minimum Wage Increases to $10.15

Labour and Advanced Education

March 30, 2012 12:20 PM

The minimum wage in Nova Scotia increases to $10.15 April 1.

The minimum wage for inexperienced workers, with less than three months' experience in the work for which they were hired, rises to $9.65.

Beginning this year,increases to the minimum wage now occur annually in April based on Consumer Price Index from the previous calendar year. This will keep the rate in line with the Low Income Cut Off set by Statistics Canada. This represents the point where people are devoting a significantly larger than average percentage of their income to the basic necessities of food, shelter and clothing.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     The minimum wage in Nova Scotia increases to ten dollars

and fifteen cents an hour April 1st.

     The minimum wage for inexperienced workers, with less than

three months' experience in the work for which they were hired,

rises to nine dollars and sixty-five cents.

      Increases now occur annually in April based on changes to

the Consumer Price Index from the previous year.

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Media Contact: Brian Taylor
              Labour and Advanced Education
              902-424-0281
              E-mail: taylorbk@gov.ns.ca