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PE Government: Minimum wage to increase

Press Release

Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage will increase by 60 cents to $12.85 per hour on April 1, 2020.

The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually and provides their recommendation to government after the review is complete. To read the board’s report, visit Minimum Wage Review Report.

“We certainly appreciate that increasing the minimum wage can have a significant impact on the business community, especially on small business. With this in mind, Government is asking the board to consider a multi-year approach to trending minimum wage increases, including any legislative changes that may be required in order to do so. By providing the business community with a sense of where minimum wage may be going down the road, it will help businesses be more proactive in planning for the future as they strive for long-term growth and success.”

– Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay.

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
902-394-6368
[email protected] (link sends e-mail)

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