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6 April 20231 minute read

British Columbia announces minimum wage increase

The British Columbia government announced on April 5, 2023 that the minimum wage will be increased from $15.65 to $16.75 an hour effective June 1, 2023. 

According to the Government Press Release, the increase is directly tied to B.C.’s average annual inflation rate in 2022, which was 6.9%. This follows the same practice the B.C. government took last year when it increased the minimum wage by 2.8%, the average annual inflation rate in 2021. 

For further information, please contact any of the member of the DLA Piper Canadian Employment and Labour Law Service Group listed here.