Minimum wage goes up

By Goat Staff


As of June 1st, B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage increased to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders also increased.

Liquor server minimum wage increased 11.4% to $12.70 per hour, an increase of $1.30 per hour.
Resident caretaker minimum wage, per month, increased 9.5% to $831.45 for those who manage nine to 60 units (+ $33.32/unit), or $2,832.11 for 61 or more units.

Live-in camp leader minimum wage, per day, increased 9.5% to $110.87.

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The 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, as per legislation. Last year, the general minimum wage increased from $11.35.

A government statement says these increases stem from recommendations of the independent Fair Wages Commission to advise government on an approach to raising provincial minimum wages. As per current law, 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.

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