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B.C. farm workers receive rate increase

January 4, 2023
By The Government of British Columbia

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As of January 1, 2023, workers who hand-harvest crops in British Columbia will receive a a minimum wage increase of 2.8 per cent.

The increase applies to 15 agricultural crops that are harvested by hand, as specified in the employment standards regulation, including peaches, apricots, Brussels sprouts, daffodils, mushrooms, apples, beans, blueberries, cherries, grapes, pears, peas, prune plums, raspberries and strawberries.

The increase is based on B.C.’s average annual inflation rate in 2021 and is consistent with the 2.8 per cent increase to the minimum hourly wage that came into effect on June 1, 2022.

For a full list B.C.’s piece rate categories and more information on employment standards for farm workers, visit:

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