While the petition to raise the minimum wage in British Columbia to $15 still seems to be an active fight for change, BC’s minimum wage is climbing out of the chart dumps. Dubbed, ‘Lowest in Canada,’ the 80 per cent increase will place our beautiful BC in the whopping seventh place, with an additional small-business tax rate reduction of 40 per cent in 2017-2018.
What does this mean for you?
The increase will come in two stages:
- The current minimum wage in BC of $10.45 per hour will go up by 40 cents to $10.85 in September 15, 2016
- Then it will raise to $11.25 in September 15, 2017
Liquor servers (who get $9.20 per hour ) will get the same wage increases on the same dates.
Though the wage hike is not being celebrated by everyone, it’s a definite step up!
Raise the roof to that!