Minimum wage raised in Columbia, British Columbia to $15.65 an hour

There is good news for Indians living in Canada. The minimum wage in the province of British Columbia has been raised to 15.65 per hour. British Columbia’s Finance Minister Harry Byrne made the announcement on Monday. According to him, the government has increased the minimum wage by 45 cents. The new rates will be effective […]
 


Minimum wage raised in Columbia, British Columbia to $15.65 an hour

There is good news for Indians living in Canada. The minimum wage in the province of British Columbia has been raised to 15.65 per hour. British Columbia’s Finance Minister Harry Byrne made the announcement on Monday. According to him, the government has increased the minimum wage by 45 cents. The new rates will be effective from June 1, 2022. Foreign NRIs residing in Canada will also benefit.

A large number of people from India go to Canada for employment. Most of them are Punjabi. People of Indian origin are a major contributor to the Canadian economy. British Columbia has one of the lowest wage rates in Canada. The minimum wage here is $15.20 an hour, which will increase to $15.45.

The Finance Minister said that the government has taken this decision on the basis of the commission’s report. The report was prepared on the basis of feedback from businessmen and other concerned sections of the province. The decision will help workers in British Columbia deal with rising prices. Also, more people will come here to work than in other provinces.

The decision has been welcomed by the British Columbia Labor Federation. The federation says that the government increased the minimum wage and we are happy with this decision. But still not enough to tackle inflation. A laborer should be paid more than this to support his family.