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Indexing Minimum Wage in Newfoundland and Labrador

On November 24, 2016, the Provincial Government announced increases to the minimum wage to $10.75 per hour to take effect on April 1, 2017 and a further increase to $11.00 per hour on October 1, 2017. These adjustments will bring Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage rate in line with other Atlantic provinces, and will establish an appropriate baseline for minimum wage beyond 2017. At the time of the announcement, government committed to conducting public consultations regarding a method to establish future adjustments in minimum wage based on an inflationary measure.

The Provincial Government is encouraging the public and stakeholders to participate in this consultation. Participation will assist government to follow through on its commitment to establish a more transparent and predictable process that will enhance the ability of employers and employees to more appropriately plan for future adjustments.

The consultation process will focus on determining the best approach to index minimum wage adjustments in the future to an inflationary measure.

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2017.

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Background Document

Background Document: Indexing Minimum Wage in Newfoundland and Labrador - This document provides relevant information related to the minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada. Upon registration, the document will be sent to your email.

You can also access a printable feedback form at the link below. Completed copies of the feedback form can be sent via email or mail to the address listed below.

Feedback Options

If you encounter a problem using the online feedback form below, please use another web browser or download and submit the printable version of the form.

In-person Consultation Sessions

Information sessions will be in the form of public presentations with observers welcome to attend. To participate in a public consultation session, please click on the registration link below next to the session you are interested in. If you choose to present, you will be assigned a 15-minute time slot.

For more information, please email MinimumWage@gov.nl.ca or connect via telephone at 709-729-2742 or toll free at 1-877-563-1063.

Date Location Time / Register
Feb 15, 2017 Happy Valley–Goose Bay
College of the North Atlantic
219 Hamilton River Road
Public consultation sessions in Happy Valley-Goose Bay have been postponed until a later date.
Feb 20, 2017 Grand Falls–Windsor
College of the North Atlantic
5 Cromer Avenue
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Register

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. - Register
Feb 21, 2017 Clarenville
College of the North Atlantic
69 Pleasant Street
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Register

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. - Register
Feb 23, 2017 St. John’s
College of the North Atlantic
1 Prince Philip Drive
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - Register

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. - Register
Feb 24, 2017 Corner Brook
College of the North Atlantic
141 O’Connell Drive
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Register

Contact us

Online submission: Fill out the online feedback form

Written submissions may also be e-mailed, mailed, or faxed to the Labour Standards Division office in St. John’s at the address listed below.

By Email: MinimumWage@gov.nl.ca

By Mail:
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Labour Standards Division
Attn:  Minimum Wage Consultation
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1B 4J6

By Fax: 709-729-3528

By Telephone: 709-729-2742 or toll free at 1-877-563-1063

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