While most employees at UBC are unaffected by minimum wages, certain groups may be affected by the increase of over $1. In particular, our Postdoctoral Fellows need to be considered. The minimum wage in British Columbia increased from $12.65 to $13.85 on June 1, 2019. If workers are under salary, it is important to make sure that the equivalent hourly wage is adjusted to would meet or exceed the new minimum.
Further increases are scheduled annually for June 1 of 2020 and 2021, so it’s a good idea to continue planning ahead for such changes. More details about minimum wage requirements can be found within the ESA Interpretation Manual.