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British Columbia Employer Advisor Keeping Employers Posted on Developments in Labour and Employment Law

BC’s minimum wage will increase effective September 15, 2017

Posted in Employer Obligations, Employment Standards, Legislative Changes, Legislative Requirements, Wage and Hours
Monique Ronning

On August 15, 2017, the provincial government announced that British Columbia’s minimum wage will increase from $10.85 to $11.35 per hour effective September 15, 2017. This is the Ministry of Labour’s first step in a long-term plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Wage increases will also take effect for employees in the following categories:

  • live-in home support worker;
  • live-in camp leader;
  • resident caretaker;
  • farm workers; and
  • liquor servers.

Please contact us directly if you would like more information about any increase in wages affecting your workforce and the related amendments to the Employment Standards Regulation (B.C. Reg. 396/95).