Finance & Taxation | Minimum Wage | Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador minimum wage to increase on April 1, 2021

March 4, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the base wage will increase by $0.35 to $12.50.

In early 2020, the government announced four special increases, over a two year period, to the province’s base wage. The arranged increase for April 1, 2021 was scheduled to be relative to the change in the consumer price index plus $0.25.

On October 1, 2021, the final of the four special increases will come into effect. The October 1 increase will be $0.25. Following the October increase, the government will return to adjusting its base wage on April 1 of each year, based on the change to the consumer price index.

See the press release and RCC’s Minimum Wage by Province chart.

Jim Cormier

For questions or more information contact

Jim Cormier
Director, Government Relations (Atlantic) 
902 422-4144

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