Minimum wage in BC has been frozen for more than two years. BC has one of the lowest minimum wages in Canada, and we have the highest cost of living.
British Columbia’s minimum wage is $10.25 an hour, and some workers earn even less due to exemptions in the Employments Standards Act.
Full-time minimum-wage workers are living below the poverty line as measured by Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut Off (LICO).
We believe the minimum wage should, as a matter of principle, bring people working 35 hours per week above the poverty line, so they can support themselves and their families.
That is why we are fighting to have the minimum wage increased to $15 an hour.