On May 1, 2011 minimum wage will increase in the province of British Columbia from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour. The minimum wage for training is still set at $6.00 per hour but that is currently being repealed.
But the increases don’t just stop there. There are 2 more minimum wage increases to come; one this year and one next year. The next minimum wage increase this year will be on November 1, 2011 to $9.50 per hour and then next year on May 1, 2012 to $10.25 per hour.
Depending on the job and the industry, there are difference minimum wage requirements. For example, if your employees serve liquor the minimum wage is increasing to $8.50 on May 1, 2011. Their next increases will be $8.75 on November 1, 2011 and then $9.00 on May 1, 2012.
For more information on the BC minimum wage increases please click on the following links: