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P.E.I.'s minimum wage to increase by 60 cents next spring

Minimum wage will increase on the Island in the spring.
Minimum wage will increase on the Island in the spring. - 123RF Stock Photo

Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage will increase by 60 cents to $12.85 per hour on April 1, 2020.

The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually and provides their recommendation to government after the review is complete.

To read the board’s report, visit Minimum Wage Review Report.

Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay said the increase can have “significant impact” on the business community.

MacKay said the province is asking the board to consider a multi-year approach to trending minimum wage increases, including legislative changes that may be required in order to do so.

“By providing the business community with a sense of where minimum wage may be going down the road, it will help businesses be more proactive in planning for the future as they strive for long-term growth and success."

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