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May 27, 2024

British Columbia to Raise Minimum Wage on June 1

Starting June 1, 2024, British Columbia’s minimum wage will rise from $16.75 per hour to $17.40 per hour. With this increase, the province will have the highest minimum hourly wage among Canadian provinces.

This 65-cent increase in British Columbia’s minimum wage represents a 3.9% rise, aligning with the province’s average inflation rate. The minimum wage applies to all workers, regardless of whether they are paid hourly, by salary, commission, or through incentives. If an employee’s salary falls below the minimum wage for the hours worked, the employer is required to cover the shortfall.

Live-in camp leaders, who are paid a daily rate, will see their minimum daily compensation rise from $133.69 to $138.93.

Live-in home support workers will have their daily minimum pay raised from $124.73 to $129.62.

Resident caretakers, who are paid monthly, have their pay based on the number of suites in the building. For those in buildings with 9 to 60 suites, the minimum monthly pay will go up to $1,041.80 plus $41.74 for each suite. For those in buildings with 61 or more suites, the minimum monthly pay will increase to $3,548.63.

In British Columbia, living wages exceed minimum wages. Currently, B.C. has the lowest unemployment rate and the highest minimum hourly wage for workers, but it still doesn’t meet the living wage rates.

See below Living Wage Rates in British Columbia

  • Clayoquot Sound $26.51
  • Columbia Valley $22.63
  • Comox Valley $22.02
  • Cowichan Valley $25.20
  • Daajing Giids $26.25
  • Dawson Creek $20.64
  • Fraser Valley $20.66
  • Golden $25.78
  • Kamloops $20.91
  • Kelowna $24.60
  • Metro Vancouver $25.68
  • Nanaimo $22.87
  • Nelson $21.14
  • Penticton $24.60
  • Powell River $25.06
  • Prince George $22.09
  • Revelstoke $24.60
  • Sunshine Coast $25.61
  • Trail $21.55
  • Victoria $25.40

See Below Minimum Wages in Canada By Province/Territory

Province / Territory Current hourly Minimum Wage  Next Raise Schedule
Canada (only federally regulated private sectors) $17.30 April 1, 2025
British Columbia $16.75 $17.40 per hour, effective June 1, 2024
Ontario $16.55 $17.20 per hour effective October 1, 2024
Newfoundland and Labrador $15.60 April 1, 2025
Prince Edward Island $15.40 April 1, 2025
New Brunswick $15.30 April 1, 2025
Manitoba $15.30 $15.80 per hour, effective October 1, 2024
Quebec $15.25 $15.75 per hour, effective May 1, 2024
Nova Scotia $15.20 October 1, 2024
Alberta $15.00 Yet to be decided
Saskatchewan $14.00 $15 per hour, effective October 1, 2024

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