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New minimum wage takes effect June 1, 2018
June 7, 2018
Author(s): Tom A. Posyniak

On June 1, 2018, changes to the Employment Standards Regulations dealing with minimum wage took effect.

As of that date, the general minimum wage is $12.65 per hour.

The government of British Columbia has stated that the general minimum wage will continue to increase according to the following schedule until 2021:

  • June 1, 2019 – $13.85 per hour;
  • June 1, 2020 – $14.60 per hour; and
  • June 1, 2021 – $15.20 per hour.

Liquor servers also received an increase to $11.40 per hour on June 1, 2018, and will continue to receive increases according to the following schedule until they are paid the same general minimum wage:

  • June 1, 2019 – $12.70 per hour;
  • June 1, 2020 – $13.95 per hour; and
  • June 1, 2021 – $15.20 per hour.

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