The general hourly minimum wage in BC will increase by $1.20 per hour effective Saturday, June 1, 2019.
The wage is increasing to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will all also increase.
According to a release from the BC Ministry of Labour, effective June 1 the liquor server minimum wage will also increase to $12.70 per hour.
The resident caretaker minimum wage, per month, will also increase to $831.45 for those who manage nine to 60 units, or $2,832.11 for 61 or more units.
The live-in camp leader minimum wage, per day, will increase to $110.87.
These wage increases for B.C.’s lowest paid workers are the second of four annual increases that will take place on June 1 of each year.
Last year, the general minimum wage in BC increased from $11.35.
The minimum piece rates for those who hand-harvest crops also increased by 11.5% in January 2019.
According to a release from the Ministry of Labour, “Establishing a pathway to a minimum wage of at least $15 per hour is a shared priority between government and the BC Green Party caucus and is part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement.”
By June 2021, B.C.’s general minimum wage will reach at least $15.20 per hour and the lower liquor server wage will be eliminated said the release.