2018 – 2021 BC Minimum Wage Increases Announced

Thursday, February 8, 2018 11:15 AM – From the Office of the Premier

British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021, Premier John Horgan announced today, endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission.

The Fair Wages Commission recommended the following schedule of increases:

  • June 1, 2018: $12.65 an hour ($1.30 increase)
  • June 1, 2019: $13.85 ($1.20 increase)
  • June 1, 2020: $14.60 ($0.75 increase)
  • June 1, 2021: $15.20 ($0.60 increase)

 

Depending on economic conditions, the commission recommended that government consider of an additional hourly increase of up to $.20, to $15.40 an hour in 2021.

The Fair Wages Commission report with recommendations can be found here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/sites/237/2018/02/Report-1_BC-Fair-Wages-Commission_Jan-2018.pdf

Information on B.C.’s minimum wage can be found online: www.gov.bc.ca/minimumwage

For a recent Monster article https://www.monster.ca/career-advice/article/minimum-wages-across-canada-in-2017

A backgrounder can be found here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Backgrounder_MinimumWage.pdf

 

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