Nunavut bumping minimum wage by 20 per cent

Wage rising to $8.50 per hour, age differential being eliminated
||Last Updated: 06/23/2003

Nunavut is increasing its minimum wage by more than 20 per cent to $8.50 per hour as of March 3.

Justice Minister and Premier Paul Okalik said the increase will more accurately reflect the cost of living in the territory.

“With this increase, we have the highest minimum wage in Canada, which is driven by the fact that we have the highest cost of living in the country,” said Okalik. “This increase will help provide economic support to minimum wage earners in Nunavut.”