Sep
8
2017

Input sought on minimum wage review

Islanders are invited to provide input to the annual minimum wage review.

Minimum wage on Prince Edward Island is currently $11.25 per hour, the highest in Atlantic Canada. The Employment Standards Board reviews the minimum wage rate each year; details on how to provide input are available at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/workforce-and-advanced-learning/minimum-wage-review.

“Government is committed to hearing from Islanders and working with our business community, so I look forward to recommendations from the Employment Standards Board in the next few months,” said Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant. “Government will provide appropriate advance notice of any future increases to the minimum wage.”

The Employment Standards Board makes recommendations to government on the minimum wage rate based on economic factors in the province, as well as input received from the public and stakeholders.

Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage has increased 38 per cent since 2008. By comparison, inflation has risen 11 per cent during that time.

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Media contact:
Katie MacDonald

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