Minimum Wage Order (Room and Board)
What is a minimum wage order?
The Minimum Wage Order sets wage rates. A wage rate is the amount of money an employer pays an employee for each hour of work. The Minimum Wage Order sets the minimum wage rate, which is the least amount of money an employer must pay an employee for each hour of work. The order also sets employment standards for the cost of board, lodging and meals.
1 April 2017
$11.25 per hour
1 October 2016
$11 per hour
Room and Board
2(1) Effective 1 May 2009, the maximum amounts that may be deducted from the wages of an employee where the employer furnishes board and lodging are as follows:
|Board and Lodging||$56 per week|
|Board Only||$45 per week|
|Lodging Only||$25 per week|
|Single Meals||$3.75 per meal|
No charge is to be made for a meal not received by an employee. In no case shall the employee's pay, after board and lodging deductions, be a lesser amount than the minimum rate less the price shown in this Order.
These regulations come into force upon approval by Executive Council.
Who can I contact for more information?
Hazel Walsh (Office Coordinator)
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road, 2nd Floor
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-5550
Toll Free: 1-800-333-4362
Fax: (902) 368-5476