Minimum Wage Review

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on engageNL from November 15 to December 2, 2019. Below is a record of this engagement.


On September 5, 2019 the Minister of Advanced, Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) announced the appointment of an Independent Minimum Wage Committee to solicit targeted stakeholder input and report to the Minister with observations, findings and recommendations on the current adjustment process for setting the minimum wage and the wage rate.

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

Currently, the minimum wage rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is $11.40 per hour, and the minimum overtime wage rate, which is established at 1.5 times the minimum wage, is $17.10 per hour.

In February 2018, the Provincial Government announced that future minimum wage increases would be based on increases to the National Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Get Involved

The minimum wage rate can have impacts on employees, employers and the overall economy.  The committee is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders and invites members of the public to participate by completing this online questionnaire or forwarding a written submission. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Online Questionnaire:

This questionnaire will be available until December 2, 2019. It should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format please contact the review committee at

Please note: You must log in or register to participate.


Click here to complete the questionnaire

Written Submissions:

If you prefer to provide a written contribution, you can prepare a letter/submission responding to the questions outlined in the questionnaire. 

The deadline for written submissions is December 2, 2019.

Mail:              Minimum Wage Review
                      3rd Floor, Confederation Building
                      P.O. Box 8700

                      St. John's, NL  A1B 4J6

Fax:               709 729-3528


How will your input be used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by the Minimum Wage Review Committee.  All feedback will be considered when formulating their report to the Minister of Advanced Education Skills and Labour.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you in your responses to the questionnaire, unless you or your organization do not wish to remain anonymous.  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.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact the Minimum Wage Review Committee at

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Minimum Wage Review please email at