Making good on a plan that was set in motion back in February of this year, the BC government increased the minimum wage for workers in the province to $11.35 an hour today.
The new wage is a 50-cent jump from the previous $10.85 an hour.
In February, the province said the increase was meant to “better reflect the province’s overall economic growth and ensure all workers benefit from BC’s thriving job market.”
The new rate includes a 20¢ increase based on the BC 2016 Consumer Price Index, plus an additional 30¢.
There will also be an identical increase of 50¢ per hour to the liquor server minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
For comparison, according to jobsite Monster.ca, minimum wages across Canada are now currently: