Effective June 1, 2022, British Columbia’s minimum wage increased from $15.20 to $15.65 per hour, the fifth annual increase since 2018. According to the Government of British Columbia, a minimum wage of $15.65 per hour is the highest of any Canadian province.

The increased hourly minimum wage will also apply to liquor servers (an employee who works mainly as a server of food or drink or both or who regularly serves liquor directly to customers, guests, members, or patrons, or who works in a premises with a liquor license). The minimum monthly wage resident caretakers and the minimum daily wage for live-in camp leaders and live-in home support workers were also increased.

The Government of British Columbia’s news release can be found here and further information from British Columbia Employment Standards is available here.