AMHERST – Minimum wage earners will be making more money beginning April 1, as the minimum wage in Nova Scotia goes up to $10.15.
The change represents a 1.5 per cent increase from the present rate of $10.00 an hour.
The minimum wage for an inexperienced worker, with less than three months' experience in the work for which they were hired, has also risen from $9.50 to $9.65.
The increase to $10.15 is based on the Low Income Cut Off adjusted for inflation.
The last minimum wage increase in Nova Scotia occurred Oct. 1, 2011, when rated increased from $9.50 an hour to $10 an hour.
The present minimum wage in provinces across Canada are: $9.40 in Alberta, $9.50 in British Columbia, $10 in Manitoba, $9.50 in New Brunswick, $10 in Newfoundland, $10 in the Northwest Territories, $11 in Nunavut, $10.25 in Ontario, $9.60 in P.E.I., $9.65 in Quebec, $9.50 in Saskatchewan, and $9 in the Yukon.
New Brunswick and P.E.I. are increasing their minimum wage to $10 on April 1.