New Brunswick

New Brunswick to raise minimum wage $2 next year to $13.75

December 20, 2021

Jim Cormier, Atlantic Director of Retail Council of Canada, said the organization isn’t opposed to increases to minimum wages, but it should have been consulted. “We understand that New Brunswick had been falling behind,” Cormier said in an interview Thursday. “It would have been nice, though, to get a little bit of consultation with industry in advance of this occurring.” He said businesses expected the wage rate to increase in April based on CPI and need a transparent and predictable process to know what to budget for the future.

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