Memo: Changes to minimum wage in British Columbia effective June 1, 2019 (May 16, 2019)

Memorandum
Date: May 16, 2019
To: HR administrators
CC: HR-Compensation, HR-Advisory Services
From: Michelle Berner, Managing Director, Human Resources – Total Compensation, Health & Wellbeing
Subject: Changes to minimum wage in British Columbia effective June 1, 2019


The Government of British Columbia is increasing the provincial minimum wage, effective June 1, 2019.

The new minimum wage hourly amount is:

Old: June 1, 2018 New: June 1, 2019
General minimum wage $12.65/hour $13.85/hour

Full information on the BC minimum wage can be found here.

As of June 1, 2019, UBC’s Payroll department will automatically raise the hourly rate of any employees paid below the new minimum wage to the new rate of $13.85/hour.

If your faculty or department has salaried students, please ensure that their salary is at least equivalent to the minimum wage for the number of hours they work.

Moving forward, please ensure that all appointment forms are reflective of the new BC minimum wage.

If you have questions around compensation, please contact your Compensation Consultant/Associate.