Minimum wage in B.C. is going up on June 1

Wayne Moore


Minimum wage earners in B.C. can expect to see a significant bump in their hourly wage beginning Saturday, June 1.

That’s when the province’s minimum wage jumps $1.20 from $12.65 to $13.85 an hour.


This is the second of four mandatory increases taking effect on June 1 each year.

The minimum wage for other workers also goes up, including:

  • Liquor server minimum wage will increase 11.4% to $12.70 per hour, an increase of $1.30 per hour.
  • Resident caretaker minimum wage, per month, will increase 9.5% to $831.45 for those who manage nine to 60 units (+ $33.32/unit), or $2,832.11 for 61 or more units.
  • Live-in camp leader minimum wage, per day, will increase 9.5% to $110.87.

The incremental increases were established through the Fair Wage Commission in 2017.

By June, 2021, the province’s general minimum wage will hit $15.20 an hour and, at the same time, the liquor server wage will be eliminated.

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