March 13, 2015

BC increases minimum wage by 20 cents

VANCOUVER—British Columbia announced plans Thursday to increase its minimum wage by 20 cents—the first change in three years—while introducing a system to manage the perennial debate over how much the province’s lowest-paid workers should receive.

The minimum wage will increase in September to $10.45. The figure was determined by indexing the rate to B.C.’s consumer price index, which will now be used to set future increases.

By Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press

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