Minimum Wage Factsheet


All employees in British Columbia are entitled to be paid minimum wage at the rates set out in this factsheet. Minimum wage rates are increasing on September 15, 2016 as follows:

General minimum wage  

  • September 15, 2015 - $10.45 per hour;
  • September 15, 2016 - $10.85 per hour.

Liquor server minimum wage

  • September 15, 2015 - $9.20 per hour;
  • September 15, 2016 - $9.60 per hour.

For more information on the minimum wage rate for liquor servers, please refer to the Minimum Wage Rate for Liquor Servers factsheet.

Live-in home support workers

  • September 15, 2015 - $104.50 per day or part day worked;
  • September 15, 2016 - $108.50 per day or part day worked.

Live-in camp leaders

  • September 15, 2015 - $83.60 for each day or part day worked;
  • September 15, 2016 - $86.80 for each day or part day worked.

Resident Caretakers

  • for an apartment building containing 9 to 60 suites:

September 15, 2015 - $627.00 per month plus $25.13 for each suite;

September 15, 2016 - $651.00 per month plus $26.09 for each suite.

  • for an apartment building containing more than 60 suites:

September 15, 2015 - $2,135.71 per month;

September 15, 2016 - $2,217.46 per month.

Minimum Piece Rates - Hand harvested crops

The following piece rates include vacation pay (4 percent).

Crop September 15, 2015 September 15, 2016
Apples $17.39 / bin (27.1 cu. ft.) $18.06 / bin (27.1 cu. ft.)
Apricots $20.00 / 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.) $20.77 / 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)
Beans $0.239 / pound $0.248 / pound
Blueberries $0.404 / pound $0.419 / pound
Brussel sprouts $0.166 / pound $0.172 / pound
Cherries $0.228 / pound $0.237 / pound
Grapes $18.48 / 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.) $19.19 / 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)
Mushrooms $0.240 / pound $0.249 / pound
Peaches $18.48 / 1/2 bin (12.6 cu. ft.) $19.19 / 1/2 bin (12.6 cu. ft.)
Pears $19.58 / bin (27.1 cu.ft.) $20.33 / 1/2 bin (27.1 cu. ft.)
Peas $0.298 / pound $0.309 / pound
Prune plums $19.58 / 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.) $20.33 / 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)
Raspberries $0.364 / pound $0.378 / pound
Strawberries $0.350 / pound $0.363 / pound
Daffodils** $0.140 / bunch (10 stems) $0.145 / bunch (10 stems)

**The rate for daffodils does not include vacation pay.


Employment Standards Branch
Province of British Columbia

This factsheet has been prepared for general information purposes. It is not a legal document. Please refer to the Employment Standards Act and Regulation for purposes of interpretation and application of the law. July 2016

For more information, please contact the Employment Standards Branch.