The minimum wage for employees in British Columbia has increased $.75 from $13.85 to $14.60 per hour effective June 1, 2020. Minimum wage applies regardless of how employees are paid – hourly, salary, commission or on an incentive basis. If an employee’s wage is below minimum wage for the hours they worked, the employer must increase their payment so that it is equal to minimum wage.
The increased minimum wage applies to all employees, except those working as:
- Servers in the hospitality industry;
- Farms workers;
- Resident caretakers;
- Live-in camp leaders; and
- Live-in home support workers.
The minimum wages for these employees can be found here.
The next minimum wage increase will take place on June 1, 2021 when it will be increased to $15.20 per hour.