A $15 minimum wage – and beyondBritish Columbia latest province to legislate significant increaseBy Sheila Brawn03/01/2018|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 02/28/2018Premier John Horgan speaks with a supporter at the front steps of the B.C. legislature in Victoria, on July 18, 2017. The province is raising its minimum wage to $15.20 by 2021. Credit: Kevin Light (Reuters) Is a $15-an-hour minimum wage rate contagious? Labour and anti-poverty activists across Canada certainly hope so.With Alberta and Ontario both poised to hike their minimum wage rate to $15 in the coming months, workers’ rights advocates in other jurisdictions are pressing for similar wage increases.British Columbia is one jurisdiction where labour and anti-poverty activists have made headway in their push for $15. The province’s NDP government recently announced that it would raise B.C.’s minimum wage rate — currently at $11.35 an hour — to over $15 by June 2021. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.