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Minimum wage increase effective June 1

The general hourly minimum wage will increase to $12.65 from $11.35

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Effective June 1, the general minimum wage will be increasing to $12.65 from $11.35.

“These increases are the result of recommendations from the independent Fair Wages Commission, established in October 2017, to advise government on an approach to raising provincial minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured and predictable,” the province said in a news release.

The minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will also all increase.

Liquor servers will make a minimum of $11.40 per hour, an increase of $1.30 per hour.

Resident caretaker minimum wage, per month, will increase by 11.5 per cent to $759.32 for those who manage nine to 60 units or $2,586.40, for 61 or more units.

The live-in camp leader minimum wage, per day, will increase 11.5% to $101.24.

The live-in home support worker, alternate minimum wage, will be eliminated. For any workers remaining in this category, the general minimum wage will apply for all hours worked.

These wage increases for B.C.’s lowest-paid workers are the first of four annual increases that will take effect on June 1 of each year.

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