Employers' Corner

The Employment Standards Branch administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulation, which set minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most workplaces.

Keeping Records


Top 10 Things BC Employers Should Know

Paying Wages

Deductions from Wages

Variances and Averaging Agreements

Complaint Process


Enforcement Measures and Penalties

Workplace Safety

Did You Know?

Good Friday, April 14, 2017 and Victoria Day, May 22, 2017, are the next statutory holidays.

Effective September 15, 2016, minimum wage is $10.85 per hour and the liquor server minimum wage is $9.60 per hour.

It's the Law

Read the Employment Standards Act and the Employment Standards Regulation. Get a section by section interpretation of the Act here.

Contact Information

Speak to an agent by calling
1-800-663-3316 Toll-free in BC
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Our office locations.

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