BC Minimum Wage Rises Again – Saturday June 1

Victoria – B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage will increase to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will all also increase, effective June 1, 2019.

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.

These wage increases for B.C.’s lowest paid workers are the second of four annual increases that will take place on June 1 of each year. Last year, the general minimum wage increased from $11.35.

The minimum piece rates for those who hand-harvest crops increased by 11.5% in January 2019.

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