New Brunswick’s increased minimum wage

It is evident that the minimum wage in New Brunswick is more than keeping pace with inflation and is more substantial in real terms than it was just over a decade ago. Huge jumps in the rate, for instance to $15/hour, would risk employers no longer being able to afford current staff or deter employers from hiring new staff.

New Brunswick’s rising, per-worker tax burden

By Patrick Webber Research Associate The average New Brunswick worker has seen a noticeable uptick in the amount of real dollars that the provincial government is taxing out of their income in recent years. The chart above displays, in 2016 dollars adjusted for inflation, the amount of revenue from income tax that the New Brunswick…