Minimum wage in N.S. to rise to $11.55 per hour in April

The Nova Scotia government says minimum wage in the province will rise to $11.55 per hour on April 1st.

The Minimum Wage Review Committee recommended a 30 cent increase plus inflation, which is projected to be 25 cents over the next three years.

The committee also recommended the calculation to set minimum wage at Statistics Canada's Low Income Cut Off threshold should be updated to accurately reflect an average work week for full-time employees; 37 hours per week instead of 40 as was used in previous calculations.

Minimum wage is expected to rise in Nova Scotia to about $12.10 in April 2020 and $12.65 in April 2021.

Government says that starting in April 2022 the rate will be adjusted annually with inflation using the Bank of Canada's Consumer Price Index.