Earning the minimum wage

Last summer I started my first job as a dishwasher. My starting wage was $14 an hour. I thought that seemed pretty low, but it was my first job so I didn’t question it. Then I discovered it was below minimum wage. I gathered my courage and raised the issue with my boss. He agreed to bump my wage to the legal minimum.

– Fred, Langley, BC

Minimum wage is the lowest wage an employer can pay a worker. Here are eight key things to know about the minimum wage in British Columbia. 

What you should know

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2023
  • Time to read: 6 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Valerie Dixon, City of Vancouver

Valerie Dixon

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