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Reminder: B.C.’s minimum wage rising on June 1 to $16.75 an hour

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May 29, 2023
By Talent Canada

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The minimum wage in British Columbia is rising to $16.75 an hour on June 1, 2023 — the highest in the country.

The 6.9% increase also applies to the minimum wage rates for resident caretakers, live-in home support workers and live-in camp leaders. The province said there are about 150,000 workers in B.C. who currently earn less than $16.75 an hour.

The piece rates paid for hand-harvesting 15 crops specified in the Employment Standards Regulation are also increasing by the same percentage effective Jan. 1, 2024, it said.

The government said this is the second year the wage has risen to reflect rising inflation, and that options “are being developed to continue to fulfill government’s commitment to tie minimum wage to inflation in future years.”



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