B.C.’s minimum wage is now the highest of any province in Canada.
It is increasing to $16.75 per hour from $15.65 on Thursday (June 1st), an increase of nearly 7%.
It will apply to approximately 150,000 workers including resident caretakers, live-in home-support workers, and live-in camp leaders.
In April, the provincial government announced the nearly 7% spike.
Last year, B.C. increased the minimum wage by 2.8%, which was the increase in the cost of living in the province in 2021.