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, 2015 as follows:

General minimum wage:  May 1, 2012 - $10.25;

September 15, 2015 - $10.45 per hour.

Liquor server minimum wage: May 1, 2012 - $9.00 per hour.

September 15, 2015 - $9.20 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: May 1, 2012 - $102.50 per day or part day worked;

September 15, 2015 - $104.50 per day or part day worked.

Live-in camp leaders:  May 1, 2012 - $82 for each day or part day worked;

September 15, 2015 - $83.60 for each day or part day worked.

Resident Caretakers:

  • for an apartment building containing 9 to 60 suites:

May 1, 2012 - $615 per month plus $24.65 for each suite;

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

  • for an apartment building containing more than 60 suites:

May 1, 2012 - $2,094.84 per month.

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

Minimum Piece Rates - Hand harvested crops

Crop May 1, 2012 September 15, 2015
Apples

$ 17.06/ bin (27.1 cu. ft.)

$ 17.39/ bin (27.1 cu. ft.)

Aprictos

$ 19.62/ 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)

$ 20.00/ 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)

Beans

$ 0.234/ pound

$ 0.239/ pound

Blueberries

$ 0.396/ pound

$ 0.404/ pound

Brussel Sprouts

$ 0.163/ pound

$ 0.166/ pound

Cherries

$ 0.224/ pound

$ 0.228/ pound

Grapes

$ 18.13/ 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)

$ 18.48/ 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)

Mushrooms

$ 0.235/ pound

$ 0.240/ pound

Peaches

$ 18.13/ 1/2 bin (12.6 cu. ft.)

$ 18.48/ 1/2 bin (12.6 cu. ft.)

Pears

$ 19.21/ bin (27.1 cu. ft.)

$ 19.58/ bin (27.1 cu. ft.)

Peas

$ 0.292/ pound

$ 0.298/ pound

Prune plums

$ 19.21/ 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)

$ 19.58/ 1/2 bin (13.7 cu. ft.)

Raspberries

$ 0.357/ pound

$ 0.364/ pound

Stawberries

$ 0.343/ pound

$ 0.350/ pound

Daffodils**

$0.137/ bunch (10 stems)

$0.140/ bunch (10 stems)

**Piece rates for hand harvested crops include 4% vacation pay with the exception of daffodils, which requires vacation pay to be paid on top of the piece rate.          


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. March 2014

For more information, please contact the Employment Standards Branch.