The BC government announced changes to the minimum wage:
- May 1, 2011: the minimum wage will increase to $8.75. All hourly-paid workers will have the same general minimum wage regardless of how long they’ve been in the paid labour force. And the special minimum wage for liquor servers will be $8.50 per hour
- Nov. 1, 2011: the general minimum wage will increase to $9.50 per hour and the wage for liquor servers will increase to $8.75
- May 1, 2012: the general minimum wage will rise to $10.25 per hour and the wage for liquor servers to $9.00 per hour.