The coronavirus will not stop British Columbia. minimum wage increase Monday: Minister

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The British Columbia Minister of Labor says he understands the pressures employers face during the COVID-19 pandemic, but workers are also struggling and the minimum wage will rise as expected on Monday.

The B.C. government announced a series of minimum wage increases in 2018 and the June 1 wage increase increases by 75 cents an hour to $ 14.60.

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Harry Bains says Ministry of Labor data shows that 60% of people earn the minimum wage in British Columbia. are women and 93% of minimum wage jobs in the province are in the service sector, including cleaning services, grocery stores and restaurants.








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He says businesses can take advantage of tax breaks and deferral options as part of the government’s $ 5 billion pandemic relief plan, which also includes a $ 1.5 billion economic stimulus fund .

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Statistics Canada reported that the unemployment rate in British Columbia climbed to 11.5% in April, with almost 400,000 jobs lost since March, as businesses laid off workers, some of them closing permanently.

British Columbia’s minimum wage will increase to $ 15.20 an hour by June 2021.

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