Minimum wage going up April 1

The provincial government announced an increase in the minimum wage in New Brunswick today.

The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour says the $0.25 raise will see the minimum wage set at $11.50 per hour as of April 1, 2019.

In a press release, the government says the minimum wage rate will remain indexed to New Brunswick's consumer price index, rounded to the nearest five cents.

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder says, "Linking the minimum wage to an economic indicator like the consumer price index will allow New Brunswick employers and employees to be better prepared for increases when they occur."

The province's consumer price index grew by 2.13% last year.