BC’s Minimum Wage Increases Today to $13.85


As of June 1st, 2019, the minimum wage in BC is increasing by $1.20 to $13.85 per hour. This is part of a multi-step schedule of increases which will culminate in 2021 with the minimum wage reaching $15.20 per hour.

Businesses and employers should note that, effective June 1:

  • general minimum wage will increase 9.5% to $13.85 per hour, an increase of $1.20 per hour.
  • 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.

While the provincial government was developing its minimum wage increase schedule, the Burnaby Board of Trade released it’s “Getting to 15” report, which advocated for increases to be done in a slow, steady and predictable manner, and calling for consideration and mitigation of the potential ‘knock-on’ inflationary effects all along the wage scale.   Read the BBOT’s minimum wage report below: