Minimum wage getting a boost

British Columbia, Nova Scotia among jurisdictions planning large rate hikes in 2019
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 02/27/2019
Halifax Bridge
Halifax workers will soon see the largest provincial minimum wage hike in nearly a decade. Credit: V J Matthew (Shutterstock)

With calls for a $15 minimum wage continuing across Canada, some jurisdictions with much lower rates are opting for higher than normal rate hikes this year.

Prince Edward Island will raise its minimum wage by $0.70 an hour on April 1 to $12.25, the largest increase in the past
decade.

Nova Scotia’s minimum wage will rise by $0.55 an hour on April 1 to $11.55, the largest increase in almost a decade and much higher than the typical $0.10 to $0.20 raises over the last five years.