Jobs Minister Shirley Bond says the B.C. government is considering a new way of making minimum wage increases that could lead to a bigger boost for the province’s lowest-wage workers.
Bond said the government would look at tying minimum wage increases to economic growth. In today’s economy, that would result in a bigger increase than the government’s previous approach, which tied wage increases to inflation, and would have seen B.C.’s minimum wage increase by 10 cents on September 15.
The BC Chamber continues to advocate businesses’ need for certainty and predictability around minimum wage increases.