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New Brunswick minimum wage set to increase April 1, 2021.

New Brunswick’s minimum wage will increase by 5 cents to $11.75 per hour as of April 1, 2021.  The minimum overtime wage rate will continue to be 1.5 times the minimum wage.

For the second year in a row, the minimum wage rate has been indexed to New Brunswick’s consumer price index, rounded to the nearest five cents. Linking the minimum wage to the consumer price index is currently done in other jurisdictions such as Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Yukon.

Please note that as per the Employment Standards, the minimum wage applies to all employees paid by salary, commission and for piece work. 

If you have further questions, you can contact our business counsellors at 1-888-234-2232 or by e-mail at [email protected] 

March 30, 2021

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