Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is the lowest wage an employer can pay their employees. Each province or territory sets and changes its own minimum wages. All workers paid by salary, commission and for piece work are eligible to receive at least minimum wage for every hour they work.

Do you have questions about paying your employees? Our experts can help. Here’s what employers need to know about minimum employment standards for paying wages.

New Brunswick’s general minimum wage is $13.75 per hour

On October 1, 2022, the minimum wage in New Brunswick increased to $13.75 per hour. The minimum overtime wage rate in New Brunswick is one-and-a-half times the minimum wage rate. At present, it is $20.63 per hour.

It is important to be aware of the rules around minimum wage as well as any exempt occupations. Do you have questions about paying your employees? Our experts can help. 

What does this mean for employers?

As the minimum wage in New Brunswick changes annually, you’ll have to prepare your business by:

  • Updating contracts and policies to reflect these changes.
  • Communicating any transition to your staff.
  • Ensuring your payroll systems are updated.

Managing minimum wage updates is a big job – and between running your business and managing your staff, payroll changes can sometimes be forgotten. Get expert support from Employer Line today.

Questions about paying wages? Ask an HR expert today.

Employer Line is here to help employers understand New Brunswick’s regulations around compensation. Call our complimentary HR and employment standards helpline to speak with one of our HR experts: 1-888-219-8767