Flashback Friday: 1972 minimum wage $1.50 goes up

1972 Minimum wage $1.50 to go up to $2.00
1972 Minimum wage was $1.50…. to go up to $2.00

Here is an old Norris cartoon from The Vancouver Sun back in 1972. It was a big year because the minimum wage was to go up from $1.50 to $2 in BC.

Prior to 1972 there were different minimum wage rates for men and women. In 1972 the minimum wage in BC was $1.50 for men and $1.20 for women.

It wasn’t until around 1974 that both men and women received the same minimum wage of $1.80 to $2.00 depending on which province you lived.