B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 for lowest-paid workers

June 2, 2023

On June 1, 2023, B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will get a pay boost when the general minimum wage increases from $15.65 to $16.75 an hour.

The 6.9% increase on Thursday, June 1, 2023, also applies to minimum-wage rates for resident caretakers, live-in home-support workers and live-in camp leaders. The increase will positively affect approximately 150,000 workers who currently earn less than $16.75 per hour.

On Jan. 1, 2024, piece rates for the hand-harvesting of the 15 crops specified in the Employment Standards Regulation will increase by the same percentage.

Government has made regular, gradual increases to the minimum wage to provide certainty for workers and predictability for businesses. This is the second year that the adjustment reflects government’s commitment to tie annual minimum-wage increases to inflation.

Options are being developed to continue to fulfil government’s commitment to tie minimum wage to inflation for future years.

Source: BC Gov News