BC Minimum Wage


Are you confused about how the minimum wage impacts your business? Employers regulated by British Columbia’s Employment Standards Act are required by law to pay all employees at least the minimum wage rateThis applies to employees regardless of whether they are paid hourly, salary, commission, or other incentive-based compensation. 

Here’s what employers need to know about B.C.’s minimum employment standards for paying wages.  Effective June 1st 2021, B.C.'s minimum wage is $15.20 per hour.

The minimum wage will continue to rise every year. The general minimum wagein particularwill increase as follows: 

  • June 1, 2020: $14.60 per hour 
  • June 1, 2021: $15.20 per hour 

As an employer, it’s crucial to be aware of the regulations surrounding minimum wage. If you still have questions about paying your employeesEmployer Line is an excellent source for further clarification. Employer Line is equipped to answer all wage-related questions, including the following: 

  • B.C.’s minimum daily pay and hours of work; 
  • Meal breaks; 
  • Paydays and payroll records; 
  • Paying overtime; and 
  • Wage deductions

We help employers understand how to pay wages according to B.C.’s Employment Standards Act. 


Employer Line is here to help small business owners understand British Columbia’s regulations on compensating employees correctly. Call our complimentary HR and employment standards advice line to speak with one of our HR experts -  1-888-219-8767