minimum wage increasing in April
Prince Edward Island minimum wage will increase by 30 cents in April to $11.55 per hour.
The province employment standards board which reviews the minimum wage rate each year recommended the increase based on economic factors in the province and on input received from the public.
Prince Edward Island economic growth, it is very important that all Islanders benefit from improved economic conditions, said Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant.
Newfoundland and New Brunswick both offer $11 per hour for minimum wage while Nova Scotia pays $10.85 per hour for experienced workers and to $10.35 per hour for inexperienced workers.
is very pleased to see government giving almost five months notice in advance of the April 2018 increase,
said Erin McGrath Gaudet, director of PEI and Intergovernmental Policy at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). small businesses, having sufficient notice of a minimum wage increase can go a long way,
because it allows time for increases to be worked into their business plans well in advance.