Nova Scotia’s minimum wage will rise to $15 an hour in 2024: minister

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“We’re trying to put a spotlight on not just the cost of living but also how this goes together with a call for employers to pay more and government to step up and support people as well.” We talk more about the Living Wage Report released by CCPA-NS highlighting the gap between minimum wage and the living wage in NS. – Nov 4, 2021

Nova Scotia’s labour minister says the province’s minimum wage will rise to $15 an hour on April 1, 2024.

Jill Balser confirmed the increase today following a cabinet meeting, saying the government has endorsed recommendations released in December by the province’s minimum wage review committee.

Balser says the committee’s timeline has been accepted because it balances concerns from “all perspectives,” including employees and businesses.

Read more: N.S. government accepts recommended minimum wage increase to $13.35 per hour

The government announced last month that it was accepting the committee’s first recommended 40-cent wage increase to reach $13.35 an hour this spring and would take more time to consider its other increase recommendations.

The committee also recommended the minimum wage rise to $13.60 in October and then to $15 an hour by April 2024.

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According to the province, the increases will benefit the more than 31,000 Nova Scotians who work for minimum wage.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2022.

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