B.C. workers benefit from minimum wage increase

British Columbia workers benefit from minimum wage increase

B.C.’s minimum wage increased to $10.25 per hour on May 1, 2012.

At the same time, the minimum wage rate for liquor servers increased to $9.00 per hour.

This is the third increase to the minimum wage over the past year, and follows on Premier Christy Clark’s commitment in March 2011 to increase minimum wage in three stages to $10.25 per hour by May 1, 2012, providing more support for B.C. workers and families in every region of the province.

Non-hourly rates paid to camp leaders, live-in home support workers and resident caretakers was adjusted at the same time in proportion to the increase in minimum wage.