Premier John Horgan has announced that the province’s minimum wage will rise by $1.30 an hour on June 1.
In less than four months, workers will earn an hourly wage of $12.65.
Additional increases will take place each June until 2021, when the rate will reach $15.20.
The NDP campaigned on a promise to establish a commission tasked with finding a way to reach a minimum wage of $15 an hour or higher. The party made its first move toward that goal in September, when the wage rose from $10.85 to $11.35.
The province estimated the increases will impact approximately 94,000 workers.
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