March 16: Changes to Minimum Wage Announced

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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.