Nunavut minimum wage increase

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, workers will earn $11 per hour — the highest in Canada

Nunavut’s minimum wage will increase from $10 per hour to $11 effective Jan. 1, 2011.

The increase will add about $2,000 per year in salary for minimum wage earners, said Finance Minister Keith Peterson in a news release.

“This minimum wage increase is a step towards poverty reduction,” he said.

Nunavut’s minimum wage will be the highest in Canada.

Latest stories