Minimum Wage Review 2024


The Department of Environment and Climate Change (Labour Standards Division) is seeking input from Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

Every two years, the Provincial Government is legislated to conduct a review of the current minimum wage rate, as well as the adjustment process. The decision to adjust the minimum wage impacts employees and employers.

To ensure all perspectives are being heard and to help inform Government in its decision-making process, employees, employers, stakeholders, and the general public are invited to provide input into this review. 

Back to top


On February 19, 2024, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced the 2024 Minimum Wage Review, and the intent to solicit stakeholder input on the minimum wage rate and the adjustment process for setting the minimum wage. Read more.

The minimum wage rate is a basic labour standard that establishes the lowest hourly wage that an employer can pay an employee. This requirement is mandated by law in the Labour Standards Act (the Act).

The minimum wage rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is $15.00 per hour, and the minimum overtime wage rate, which is established at 1.5 times the minimum wage, is $22.50 per hour. For historical information regarding the minimum wage, click here.

Labour Standards Regulations currently stipulate that on April 1 of each year, the minimum wage rate shall change based on the percentage increase to the National Consumer Price Index (CPI). On April 1, 2024, the increase will bring the minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador to $15.60 per hour. Read more here.

Back to top

Get Involved

Online Questionnaire

To participate in the review process, please complete the brief questionnaire. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

The questionnaire will be available until March 16, 2024.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format, please email

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important conversation.

Please note you must log in or register to complete the questionnaire.

Click Here to Complete the Online Questionnaire

Back to top

Written Submissions

If you prefer to provide a written contribution, you can prepare a letter/submission providing your and/or your organization’s opinion and feedback about the minimum wage rate and adjustment process in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The deadline for written submissions is March 29, 2024.

Written submissions can be submitted to:


Minimum Wage Review 
Department of Environment and Climate Change
4th Floor, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL  A1B 4J6

Fax: 709-729-5738


Back to top

How Will Your Input be Used?

The information received will be reviewed to inform the Government’s decision about the Minimum Wage rate and adjustment process going forward.

Back to top

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you. The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the Minimum Wage Review.

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used, and disclosed, please contact:

Back to top

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Minimum Wage Review, please contact:

Back to top