The minimum wage on PEI will rise to $11.55 an hour as of Sunday, April 1st. That’s the highest in Atlantic Canada.
That’s a 30 cent raise.
PEI Workforce Minister Sonny Gallant says the Island economy is the fastest growing in the region with more Islanders working.
Gallant says it’s important that every Islander benefits from that growth and increasing the minimum wage is one way to ensure more money goes back into the pocket of Islanders.
PEI’s gross domestic product has increased by 2.3 per cent.
Employment growth in 2017 was second highest in Canada, up 3.1 per cent over 2016.
Gallant says 22-hundred more Islanders were working last year as well.