Possible increase coming for minimum wage in BC

By CKPG News
March 28, 2016 - 4:47pm

Minimum wage in BC could be going up and an announcement is expected this spring.

In a statement, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Shirley Bond, said the provincial government is currently reviewing minimum wage and given BC’s strong economic growth a modest increase could be in order.

Right now BC has the second lowest minimum wage in Canada, $10.45.

Local economist Al Idiens says an increase would not have a huge affect on the provincial economy.

“The average rate right now in Canada is about $10.88 I believe so it’s not going to have in my opinion much impact. Particularly because what happens is when you raise it you raise it for all employers in industry.”

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