BC's minimum wage increases to $10.85 per hour from today

Sep 14 2016, 9:47 pm

The BC government will begin its first stage in raising the minimum wage today, with a 40 cent increase.

The increase will bring the minimum wage from $10.45 to $10.85 per hour and the liquor server minimum wage to $9.60

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The second phase of the increase will take place on September 15, 2017, and will bring BC’s minimum to at least $11.25 an hour and the liquor server minimum to $10.

The provincial government announced the two-phase increase in May 2016.

Before then, BC had the lowest minimum wage in Canada.

Current minimum wages across Canada in 2016

1. Nunavut: $13
2. Northwest Territories: $12.50
3. Ontario: $11.25, increasing to $11.40 in October 2016
4. Alberta: $11.20, increasing to $12.20 in October 2016
5. Yukon: $11.07
6. Manitoba: $11.00
7. British Columbia: $10.85
8. Quebec: $10.75
9. Prince Edward Island: $10.75, increasing to $11.00 in October 2016
10. Nova Scotia: $10.70
11. New Brunswick: $10.65
12. Newfoundland: $10.50
13. Saskatchewan: $10.50, increasing to $10.72 in October 2016