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