Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Newfoundland and Labrador increased its minimum wage
Updated: Mar 2, 2022
On February 1, 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador announced on February 1, 2022 that there has been an increase in the minimum wage rate in the province.
From April 1, 2022, the minimum wage will be raised to $13.20 per hour in Newfoundland and Labrador. Bernard Davis, Minister Responsible for Labour, states that "the government monitors labour law and reviews it to ensure it is relevant, responsive, and comparable to other jurisdictions across Canada.”
In the Atlantic province, the minimum wage increased from $12.50 to $12.75 on October 1, 2021. The provincial government announced the establishment of a five-person Minimum Wage Review Committee last month, January 2022.
The Committee will review input solicited from targeted stakeholder groups on the minimum wage. It will develop a cohesive set of observations and findings and make non-binding recommendations for adjusting the minimum wage and wage rate. Also, a report will be submitted to the Minister by April 30, 2022.