CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Minimum wage on Prince Edward Island is set to increase by 50 cents over the course of 2016 to $11 an hour, reports CBC.
“This will hurt small businesses across the province, making it more difficult to provide job opportunities for islanders,” Luc Erjavec, VP, Restaurants Canada for the Atlantic provinces, said in a written release.
The expected wage increase could cost operators more than $7,000 and the foodservice industry as a whole $2.5 million annually. [cbc.ca]