Minimum Wage – Nova Scotia

  • Valid in November 2019
  • The amounts are in Canadian Dollar.

Job category

Per Hour
General workers
Minimum wage with effect from Apr 01, 2019 till Mar 31, 2020.
11.55
Inexperienced workers*
Minimum wage with effect from Apr 01, 2019 till Mar 31, 2020.
11.05
Construction, property maintenance work**
Minimum wage with effect from Apr 01, 2019 till Mar 31, 2020.
11.55
Logging or forest operation***
Minimum wage with effect from Apr 01, 2019 till Mar 31, 2020.
11.55

Working Hours

  • Hours per week specified: 40

Definitions

  • For inexperienced employees, i.e., a person who has not been employed for more than three months by any employer to do the work for which he/she is presently employed.
    * For employees employed in construction, property maintenance work and related activities.
    ** For employees in a logging or forest operation (A monthly rate is set at $2162 for employees who have no fixed work week or whose hours are unverifiable.)

Unless specified otherwise, minimum wage rates for young workers are the same as for adult workers

On April 1 of each year, this rate is adjusted by the percentage change in the projected annual Consumer Price Index for Canada in the preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest $0.05.

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