01/28/2015 12:22 EST | Updated 03/30/2015 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia increasing minimum wage in pace with national inflation rate

HALIFAX - The minimum wage in Nova Scotia will go up by 20 cents an hour, starting April 1.

Increasing the minimum wage to $10.60 an hour was recommended by a committee that reviews the rate.

The minimum wage for workers with less than three months' experience will also increase by 20 cents an hour, to $10.10.

Nova Scotia adjusts its minimum wage once a year based on the previous year's national consumer price index.