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Minimum Wage to Increase on September 15, 2016

In May 2016, the BC Government announced that the minimum wage will be raised in two stages to better reflect the province’s overall economic growth, with the first stage in effect as of September 15, 2016.

Effective Sept. 15, 2016, the minimum wage rate will be increased by 40 cents to $10.85 per hour. This new rate includes the 10 cents scheduled for the 2015 Consumer Price Index (CPI), plus an additional 30 cents.

The minimum wage rate for liquor servers will also increase by the same amount and on the same date as the general minimum wage, to $9.60 per hour. The differential of $1.25 between the general minimum wage and liquor server rate will be maintained.

To learn more about minimum wages and best practices, visit the go2HR website.

If you require any assistance, please contact Ginger Brunner, Regional HR Specialist, at

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