BC minimum wage to jump 50 cents to $11.35 per hour

By Global News
August 15, 2017 - 2:35pm

VICTORIA — The NDP confirmed Tuesday that the minimum wage in British Columbia will increase to $11.35 an hour beginning Sept. 15, the first step to an eventual hike to $15 per hour.

In February, the B.C. Liberal government announced that the minimum wage in B.C. will rise by 50 cents to $11.35 this fall. The hourly wage for servers will go from $9.60 to $10.10.

New Labour minister Harry Bains said that the New Democrats plan to honour that pledge.

The minimum wage will be subject to incremental increases over time, Bains said.

The province aims to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour min wage by 2021.

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