The independent Fair Wages Commission is holding a public hearing in Victoria Wednesday to discuss getting to a $15 minimum wage.
The hearing encourages people earning less than $15 an hour, and employers, to present why the minimum wage is important to them.
The commission says it would like to hear from those who can speak to minimum-wage rates for farm workers, liquor servers, live-in-home support workers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders.
On September 15, the province raised the minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour, while liquor servers’ minimum wage went up to $10.10 an hour.
That announcement put B.C. with the third highest minimum wage in the country.
The B.C. government said it plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021.
The public hearing starts at 11 a.m. at the Coast Harbourside Hotel on Kingston Street.