BC Government Announces Increase in Minimum Wages for Liquor Servers

Further to the announcement on February 8 about the revision of general minimum wage in the province, Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced today the revision of minimum wages for five additional worker groups. These include liquor servers, who will see their wages rise incrementally starting June 1, 2018 to reach at least $15.20 per hour by 2021.

The minimum wage for liquor servers currently stands at $10.10 per hour, with the following schedule of increases:

  • As of June 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase 12.9% to $11.40 per hour, an increase of $1.30 per hour.
  • As of June 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase 11.4% to $12.70 per hour, an increase of $1.30 per hour.
  • As of June 1, 2020, the minimum wage will increase 9.8% to $13.95 per hour, an increase of $1.25 per hour.
  • As of June 1, 2021, the minimum wage will increase 9.0% to $15.20 per hour, an increase of $1.25 per hour.

For more information, please see the BC government press release here.

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