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BC Government Announces Increase in Minimum Wage
August 31, 2000

The BC government has announced that the minimum wage under the Employment Standards Act will be increased in two stages. On November 1 2000, the hourly minimum wage will increase from the current $7.15 per hour to $7.60 per hour. On November 1 2001, it will rise again to $8 per hour. Rates for live-in home support workers, live in camp leaders and resident caretakers in apartment buildings will also increase, as will piece rates for certain hand-harvested agricultural crops.