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BC's minimum wage just increased to $11.35 an hour

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Eric Zimmer Sep 15, 2017 6:29 am 5,852

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:

  • Alberta: $12.20
  • Manitoba :$11
  • New Brunswick: $10
  • Newfoundland & Labrador: $10
  • Northwest Territories: $12
  • Nova Scotia: $10
  • Nunavut: $13
  • Ontario: $11
  • Prince Edward Island: $11
  • Quebec: $10
  • Saskatchewan: $10
  • Yukon: $13
  • BC: $11.35

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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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