Minimum wage increase

According to a news release from the Provincial Government, this is now the second straight year which the minimum wage was increased to match rising and falling numbers in the National Consumer Price Index.

Minimum wage will be going up in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The minimum wage will increase in Newfoundland and Labrador on April 1, 2019, to $11.40 an hour.

Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador making the minimum wage will have an extra quarter added to each hour on their paycheques.

The minimum wage will increase from $11.15 to $11.40 on April 1.

The minimum wage for overtime work will go to $17.10.

The province of NL currently has the third lowest minimum wage in the country, ahead of only Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.