Minimum Wage Order (Room and Board)

The minimum wage for employees in PEI is $11.25 per hour, as of April 1, 2017.

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.

Minimum Wage Order: The minimum rate of wages for all employees shall be:

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:

Room and Board
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
Email: hawalsh@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
December 3, 2015
Workforce and Advanced Learning

General Inquiries

Labour and Industrial Relations
161 St. Peters Road
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8
Phone: (902) 368-5550
Toll-free: 1-800-333-4362
Fax: (902) 368-5476

hawalsh@gov.pe.ca