General BC Minimum Wage rises to $12.65 per hour on June 1, 2018

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On June 1st, 2018, the minimum wage will rise to $12.65 (from the current $11.35 per hour). The government has announced that the minimum wage will further rise to $13.85 on June 1st, 2019, to $14.60 on June 1st, 2020 and to $15.20 on June 1st, 2021.

Minimum Wage Factsheet


All employees in British Columbia are entitled to be paid minimum wage at the rates set out in this factsheet. Minimum wage rates in British Columbia are as follows:

     General minimum wage

  • September 15, 2017 – $11.35 per hour;
  • June 1, 2018 – $12.65 per hour;
    • June 1, 2019 – $13.85 per hour;
    • June 1, 2020 – $14.60 per hour;
    • June 1, 2021 – $15.20 per hour.

Liquor servers

The liquor server minimum wage will increase at a greater rate than the regular minimum wage until June 1, 2020. As of June 1, 2021 liquor servers will be paid the regular minimum wage.

  • September 15, 2017 – $10.10 per hour;
  • June 1, 2018 – $11.40 per hour;
    • June 1, 2019 – $12.70 per hour;
    • June 1, 2020 – $13.95 per hour;
    • June 1, 2021 – $15.20 per hour.

Live-in camp leaders

  • September 15, 2017 – $90.80 for each day or part day worked;
  • June 1, 2018 – $101.24 for each day or part day worked;
    • June 1, 2019 – $110.87;
    • June 1, 2020 – $116.86;
    • June 1, 2021 – $121.65.

Resident Caretakers

  • June 1, 2018 – for an apartment building containing 9 to 60 suites, $759.32 per month plus $30.43 for each suite; and for an apartment building containing more than 60 suites, $2,586.40 per month;
    • June 1, 2019 – for an apartment building containing 9 to 60 suites, $831.45 per month plus $33.32 for each suite; and for an apartment building containing more than 60 suites, $2,832.11 per month;
    • June 1, 2020 – for an apartment building containing 9 to 60 suites, $876.35 per month plus $35.12 for each suite; and for an apartment building containing more than 60 suites, $2,985.04 per month;
    • June 1, 2021 – for an apartment building containing 9 to 60 suites, $912.28 per month plus $35.56 for each suite; and for an apartment building containing more than 60 suites, $3,107.42 per month.

Minimum Piece Rates – Hand Harvested Crops

The following piece rates include vacation pay (4 percent)

Crop September 15, 2017 January 1, 2019
Apples $18.89 a bin (27.1 ft3 / 0.767 m3) $21.06 a bin (27.1 ft3 / 0.767 m3)
Apricots $21.73 a 1/2 bin (13.7 ft/ 0.388 m3) $24.23 a 1/2 bin (13.7 ft/ 0.388 m3)
Beans $0.259 a pound / $0.571 a kg $0.289 a pound / $0.571 a kg
Blueberries $0.438 a pound / $0.966 a kg $0.488 a pound / $0.966 a kg
Brussels sprouts $0.180 a pound / $0.397 a kg $0.201 a pound / $0.397 a kg
Cherries $0.248 a pound / $0.547 a kg $0.277 a pound / $0.547 a kg
Grapes $20.07 a 1/2 bin (13.7 ft3 / 0.388 m3) $22.38 a 1/2 bin (13.7 ft3 / 0.388 m3)
Mushrooms $0.260 a pound / $0.573 a kg $0.290 a pound / $0.573 a kg
Peaches $20.07 a 1/2 bin (12.6 ft3 / 0.357 m3) $22.38 a 1/2 bin (12.6 ft3 / 0.357 m3)
Pears $21.27 a bin (27.1 ft3 / 0.767 m3) $23.72 a bin (27.1 ft3 / 0.767 m3)
Peas $0.323 a pound / $0.712 a kg $0.360 a pound / $0.712 a kg
Prune plums $21.27 a 1/2 bin (13.7 ft3 / 0.388 m3) $23.72 a 1/2 bin (13.7 ft3 / 0.388 m3)
Raspberries $0.395 a pound / 0.871 a kg $0.440 a pound / 0.871 a kg
Strawberries $0.380 a pound / $0.838 a kg $0.424 a pound / $0.838 a kg
Daffodils** $0.152 a bunch (10 stems) $0.169 a bunch (10 stems)

**The rate for daffodils does not include vacation pay.

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