N.W.T. minimum wage rises to $12.50 an hour today

The Northwest Territories now has Canada's highest minimum wage with today's hike to $12.50 an hour.

The Northwest Territories now has Canada's highest minimum wage with today's hike to $12.50 an hour.

The new rate, up from $10 an hour, was announced in January.

The last time the government increased the wage was in 2011.

Yukon's minimum wage is currently $10.86 an hour; Nunavut's is $11 an hour.

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