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New PEI training fund; Quebec minimum wage to increase May 1

New PEI training fund

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is launching a Workforce Development Fund to support private sector growth across the province. The fund will help employers provide skill development and training opportunities for employees. The three components are: workforce learning, innovation and exposure. Priority will be given to proposals that invest in new skills, improved productivity and competitiveness, said the government.

Quebec minimum wage to increase May 1

QUEBEC — Quebec will be increasing its general minimum wage rate on May 1 from $9.90 per hour to $10.15 per hour, according to Labour Minister Agnès Maltais. For employees who receive gratuities or tips, the rate will increase from $8.55 per hour to $8.75 per hour.

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