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Nova Scotia minimum wage to rise to $13.35 on April 1


Halifax – Nova Scotia’s minimum wage will increase by 40 cents to $13.35 an hour on April 1 and will rise at intervals to reach $15 an hour on April 1, 2024.

The Province has accepted all remaining recommendations from the Nova Scotia Minimum Wage Review Committee, which include a path to a $15 minimum wage by 2024.

To reach $15, the minimum wage will increase to the following amounts over the next two years:

  • April 1 – $13.35
  • October 1 – $13.60
  • April 1, 2023 – $14.30
  • October 1, 2023 – $14.65
  • April 1, 2024 – $15.

The committee also recommended the minimum wage increase annually based on the national consumer price index, plus an additional one per cent, effective April 1, 2025.

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