Ministry of Labour

Featured Topics

  • Minimum Wage
    On June 1, 2019, British Columbia’s minimum wage increased to $13.85/hr, continuing the path towards a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021.   
  • Fair Wages Commission
    An independent commission tasked with advising government on increases to minimum wages, and examining the discrepancy between the minimum wage and living wages in B.C.
  • Workers' Compensation System Review
    An independent review is underway to advise government on how to shift the workers' compensation system to become more worker-centered.
  • Occupational Health and Safety
    Provides an overview of legislative and regulatory occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal
    Information about the tribunal and the appeal process.
  • Workers Compensation Act Revision 
    A proposal to improve the readability and layout of the Worker’s Compensation Act.

Featured Services

  • BC Labour Relations Board
    An independent, administrative tribunal with the mandate to mediate and adjudicate employment and labour relations matters related to unionized workplaces.

  • Employers’ Advisers Office
    As a branch of the Ministry of Labour, the Employers' Advisers provides advice, assistance, representation and education to employers, potential employers and employer associations concerning workers' compensation issues in accordance with section 94 of the Workers Compensation Act.

  • Workers’ Advisers Office​
    Operating independently of WorkSafeBC, the Workers' Advisers Office provides free advice and assistance to workers and their dependants on disagreements they may have with WorkSafeBC decisions.

  • Workers' Compensation System
    The workers’ compensation system is protected and maintained by WorkSafeBC, an independent reporting agency.

  • Employment Standards Branch
    Administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulation, which set minimum standards for wages and working conditions in most workplaces.