Making good on its campaign promises, British Columbia’s new NDP Government has announced a further increase to the minimum wage. According to the Provincial Government, the increase is intended “to better reflect the province’s overall economic growth and ensure all workers benefit from B.C.’s thriving job market”.
The increase will be effective September 15, 2017 and will see minimum wage increasing to $11.35 per hour and liquor servers’ wage increasing to $10.10 per hour.
Details of changes to other minimum wage rates will be released in advance of September 15.
The Government is expected to continue to increase minimum wage to a target of $15.00 by 2021 and has indicated that it will be meeting with provincial stakeholders to map the way forward.
The Government press release can be accessed here.