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BC Is Bumping Up Minimum Wage & Servers Will Finally Get The Same As Everyone Else

The province's lowest paid workers are getting a raise!
BC Minimum Wage Is Getting Bumped Up As Of June 2021

As of June 1, 2021, the B.C. minimum wage will be increased to $15.20 per hour, up from $14.60.

Not only will that number be going up, but liquor servers will finally be getting the same amount as other minimum wage workers.

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Previously earning below everyone else, liquor servers used to get only $13.95 per hour as their minimum wage.

Another impacted sector is live-in camp leaders who will now get $121.65 per day instead of $116.86.

Finally, “resident caretaker minimum wage, per month, increases to $912.28, plus $36.56 per suite for those who manage nine to 60 residential suites and to $3,107.42 for 61 or more suites,” says the update.

The Ontario government announced today that personal support workers will continue to receive a temporary wage increase this fall.

According to a press release, Ontario is investing an additional $169 million to continue extending wage increases until October 31, 2021. The last extension was put into place on June 11 and was set to expire on August 23.

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Canada's Minimum Wage Is Set To Be Boosted Across All Federally-Regulated Industries

It was announced as part of the 2021 federal budget.👇💰

As part of the 2021 federal budget, Deputy PM and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced that Canada’s minimum wage is set to be boosted across all federally-regulated industries.

Speaking on Monday, April 19, Freeland said that “low-wage workers in Canada work harder than anyone else in this country, for less pay.”

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Here's How Much You Need To Earn To Live In Ontario's Most Expensive Regions

Spoiler Alert: It's way more than minimum wage. 💰

If you earn minimum wage, it looks like you aren't making enough to afford to live in Ontario's most expensive regions. 

According to Ontario Living Wage Network, the province's least affordable regions currently require a salary well above $14.25/hr to live comfortably.

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Have you ever wanted to work for some of Canada's best employers? Well, you're in luck because some post-secondary schools that made the list are currently hiring assistants, clerks and coordinators.

These places were handpicked by Forbes and crowned among the top 50 employers in Canada for 2021

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