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Minimum Wage Going Up In N.B.

By Brad Perry Sep 29, 2022 | 7:00 AM

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Another minimum wage increase is coming for New Brunswick workers.

The minimum wage will go up by $1 on Saturday, Oct. 1, to $13.75 per hour.

That follows a $1 per hour increase we saw to the minimum wage back in April.

With the latest hike, New Brunswick will have the highest minimum wage in Atlantic Canada.

But that will not last long with other provinces set to raise their minimum wages to $15 over the next couple of years.

Prince Edward Island’s current minimum wage of $13.70 per hour will increase to $14.50 in January and to $15 next October.

The minimum wage in Nova Scotia will rise to $13.60 per hour on Saturday from $13.35. It will then rise to $14.30 in April, $14.65 next October, and $15 in April 2024.

Newfoundland and Labrador will see its current minimum wage of $13.20 per hour raise to $15 per hour in October 2024.

When the New Brunswick government announced its two increases last December, the minimum wage was the lowest in the country at $11.75 per hour.

At the time, it was estimated that the adjustments would benefit about 45,000 New Brunswickers.


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