Minimum wage going up in Newfoundland and Labrador

Wage going up in increments to $7 per hour by 2007
||Last Updated: 09/02/2005

Newfoundland and Labrador is raising its minimum wage by $1, spreading out the increase in 25 cent increments over a two-year period.

The current minimum wage in the province is $6 per hour. That wage will increase: by 25 cents to $6.25 effective June 1, 2005; to $6.50 effective Jan. 1, 2006; to $6.75 effective June 1, 2006; and to $7 effective Jan. 1, 2007.

According to the most recent data from Statistics Canada, about 8.5 per cent of paid employees in Newfoundland and Labrador, or 16,100 people, received minimum wage in 2003.