Minimum wage on P.E.I. will increase on to $10.20 an hour, June 1.
There will be another increase on Oct. 1, to $10.35 an hour.
The provincial cabinet approved the new rates based on an annual review and recommendation by the Employment Standards Board.
Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry, who announced the changes today, said the new rates address the interests of employers and employees.
“The increase reflects a stronger and more buoyant economy and greater confidence in our prospects as a province.”
The current minimum wage of $10 an hour has been in effect since April 2012.
Currently the minimum wage in New Brunswick is $10 an hour, and Nova Scotia is $10.40 for experienced workers, and $9.90 for those lacking experience. Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage will be raised to $10.25, on Oct. 1.