Today the Government of British Columbia has announced changes to the province’s minimum wage. On September 15, 2015 it will rise from $10.25/hour to $10.45/hour. (For liquor servers, the increase will be from $9.00/hour to $9.20/hour.)

Future annual increases will occur on September 15 and be indexed to the increase in British Columbia’s consumer price index from the previous year. These changes will be announced each March to provide employers’ with six months’ notice of the change. Should the consumer price index drop, the minimum wage rate would stay the same as the previous year.

RCC had asked the B.C. Government to base changes in the minimum wage on the change in the consumer price index.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact: Greg Wilson, Director of Government Relations (B.C.), Retail Council of Canada, 604-730-5254, [email protected].