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Nova Scotia minimum wage increase starting on April 1, 2021

As of April 1, 2021, Nova Scotia’s minimum wage will increase from $12.55 per hour to $12.95 per hour. The minimum wage rate applies to a work week of 48 hours or less.

Government is also eliminating the inexperienced minimum wage rate. Currently, employers can pay an inexperienced rate when an employee has less than three months’ experience in the kind of work they do and has worked for them for less than three months.