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Province promises to bump minimum wage to $11.25 by September 2017

May 04, 2016 - 11:55 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - The provincial government has announced a minimum wage increase.

The minimum wage will go up 40 cents to $10.85 an hour as of Sept. 15, 2016, and then go up another 30 cents to $11.25 an hour one year later, the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills says in a press release.

The first increase includes a previously scheduled 10 cent increase from the province’s move last year to index the minimum wage to the consumer price index.

That will apply to next year’s increase as well and could add an estimated 10 cents to the base rate.

The ministry says the province is leading the country in economic growth and has the room to make the move.

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