By making labour more expensive, the minimum wage reduces employment.
minimum wage workers
Minimum wage increases can lead to employment losses for the least advantaged members of the labour force.
An estimated 91 per cent of minimum wage earners in the province do not live in low-income households.
More than half of Canadians earning the minimum wage are between the ages of 15 and 24.
The Horgan government raised the province’s minimum wage to $14.60.
Higher minimum wages typically mean fewer jobs, especially for young people.
The B.C. government wants to raise the province’s minimum wage from $11.35 to $15.20 by 2021.
Minimum wage workers typically aren’t middle-aged.