In A Flash

Minimum Wage Increases in British Columbia in Effect

Effective June 1, 2021 the general minimum wage will increase to $15.20 an hour.  Minimum wage applies regardless of how employees are paid – hourly, salary, commission or on an incentive basis.

The following industry-specific wage increases also take effect June 1, 2021:

  • Liquor server minimum wage is now set at the general minimum wage level, $15.20.
  • Resident caretaker minimum wage per month is now:
    • $912.28 plus $35.56 for each suite for an apartment building containing 9 to 60 units; and
    • $3,107.42 for an apartment building containing 61 or more units.
  • Live in camp leader minimum wage per day is now $121.65.

This is the final of four planned increases introduced by the New Democratic Party whom campaigned on a promise of increasing the minimum wage in British Columbia to $15 an hour by 2021.

If you have any questions about this topic, or have any questions relating to workplace law generally, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.  

Print article

More insights


Our complimentary webinars address the practical and legal issues for Canadian employers.

View our Webinars