Skip to main content

Newfoundland and Labrador minimum wage increase on April 1, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $11.15 per hour as of April 1, 2018.  The minimum overtime wage rate will continue to be 1.5 times the minimum wage. 

Please note that as per the Labour Standards Regulations, minimum wage applies to:

  • an employee, whether paid on the basis of an hourly rate of pay or on the basis of a fixed wage for a week or a month or a part of a month; and 
  • an employee, whether remunerated either wholly or in part on a commission basis. 

How we've been fighting against hikes

Last year, CFIB made a submission to the minimum wage consultations, representing the views of business owners in the province. You have been telling us that a higher minimum wage will lead to reduced hours of staff, increased prices, and a reduction in hiring, among other consequences. 

In February 2018, government announced that future minimum wage increases will be based on the national consumer price index. As it stands, the legislation still allows for government to review minimum wage every two years, and we are advocating for this to be changed in order to provide stability for businesses. 

If you have any questions, please contact your CFIB Counsellor or the Labour Relations Agency, which can be reached at 1-877-563-1063.