Minimum Wage Review

The Newfoundland and Labrador minimum wage is an important decision made by the Provincial Government, one that impacts tens of thousands of employees, employers, and the overall economy in the province. Every two years, the Provincial Government is legislated to conduct a review of the current minimum wage rate, as well as the adjustment process.

As part of the review process, the independent Minimum Wage Review Committee is inviting stakeholders and members of the public to provide input into the review and inform the recommendations that will be made to the Provincial Government about the minimum wage rate and adjustment process going forward.

The Committee thanks you in advance for your participation in this important conversation.

Background

On January 24, 2022, the Minister Responsible for Labour announced the appointment of a five-member, independent Minimum Wage Review Committee to gather stakeholder input and report to the Minister with observations, findings and recommendations on the minimum wage rate and the current adjustment process for setting the minimum wage. Click here to 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).

Currently, the minimum wage rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is $12.75 per hour, and the minimum overtime wage rate, which is established at 1.5 times the minimum wage, is $19.13 per hour. For historical information regarding the minimum wage, please click here.

Labour Standards Regulations currently stipulate that on April 1 of each year the minimum wage shall change based on the percentage increase to the National Consumer Price Index (CPI). On April 1, 2022, the increase will bring the minimum wage in the province to $13.20 per hour. Click here to read more.

Online Questionnaire:

This questionnaire will be available until March 18, 2022. It should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format please contact the review committee at minimumwagereview@gov.nl.ca.

Please note you must log in or register to participate.

 

If you are an employer, click here to complete the questionnaire

If you are an employee, click here to complete the questionnaire

Written Submissions:

If you prefer to provide a written contribution, you can prepare a letter submission highlighting 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 25, 2022.

Written submissions can be sent by:

Email: minimumwagereview@gov.nl.ca

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

 

Fax: 709-729-5738

How will your input be used?

The information received will be reviewed by the Minimum Wage Review Committee to inform the recommendations that will be made to Government about the Minimum Wage rate and adjustment process going forward.

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 Amanda Clarke at AmandaClarke@gov.nl.ca.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Minimum Wage Review, please contact: minimumwagereview@gov.nl.ca