Lower Wage, Benefits & Taxes

Competitive labour rates characterize the Cape Breton workforce. The chart outlines the employment income per earner for Cape Breton in comparison to other regions in Nova Scotia and Canada as a whole.

Employment Income
In Cape Breton, as well as nation-wide, employees are paid an hourly wage or they receive a salary. In Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the minimum wage for experienced workers is $10.30. For those workers who have not been employed for over three months (known as inexperienced workers), the minimum required pay is $9.80/hour. Nova Scotia Minimum Wage.