B.C.’s minimum wage will jump $1.20 as of June 1. (file)

B.C. minimum wage hits $13.85/hr today

Minimum wage will reach $15.20 by 2021, NDP say

Minimum wage workers in B.C. will see their wages go up to $13.85 per hour on June 1.

The increase sees wages go up by $1.20 per hour and is part of an initiative by the NDP to raise them to $15.20 by 2021.

Wages went up by $1.30 in 2018 and will go up by $0.75 and $0.60 in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Liquor servers will see their minimum wage rise to $12.70 per hour, an increase of $1.30.

The province has said it will nix the $1.25 wage discount for liquor servers by 2021.

Live-in camp leaders will see a 9.5 per cent increase in their daily wage to $110.87, while resident caretaker minimum wages will go up to $831.45 for those who manage nine to 60 units, or $2,832.11 for 61 or more units.

June’s increase comes as a result of a fair wages commission report released in 2018.

Increasing the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour was an NDP campaign promise.

According to the Living Wage for Families Campaign, the living wage in B.C. dropped in 2019 “due to the provincial government’s investments into child care.”

The campaign says the living wage is $19.50 per hour in Metro Vancouver, $15.54 in the Fraser Valley, $19.39 in Greater Victoria and $14.03 in the north central regions of B.C.

A map of living wages across B.C. (Living Wage for Families Campaign)

READ MORE: B.C. to increase minimum wage to $15.20/hour in 2021

READ MORE: B.C. liquor server wage to be phased out by 2021


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