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BC’s minimum wage rising to $16.75 on Thursday

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.

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