Minimum Wages In British Columbia To Rise

From Saturday minimum wage in British Columbia will increase by $1.20 to $13.85 for most low-wage workers in the province. The 9.5 per cent jump follows a $1.30 increase in the minimum wage on June 1, 2018.

The minimum wage for liquor servers will also go up by $1.30 to $12.70 per hour, while the monthly minimum for resident caretakers will climb to $831.45, and the daily minimum for live-in camp leaders will climb to $110.87.

“Regular increases to minimum wages are one way government is helping to make life more affordable for people, while providing the predictability and certainty that businesses need,” said the Ministry of Labour in a media release.

The province is hiking the minimum wage each June until it reaches $15.20 per hour in 2021. The separate liquor server minimum will also be eliminated.