The City of Pitt Meadows has become the sixth local government in BC to certify as a Living Wage employer, certified by the Living Wage for Families Campaign. As a certified living wage employer, the City is committed to paying employees and employees of externally contracted service providers a living wage, as determined by the LWFC.Read more
Through implementing a living wage the City of Vancouver has demonstrated that there is a role for employers in ending poverty.
President Les Doiron announced today that the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ – Ucluelet First Nation has become the second First Nation in Canada to implement a living wage policy. Beginning today Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government hourly employees will be paid the current living wage rate for Ucluelet which is $20.11/hour.Read more
From all of us at the Living Wage for Families Campaign, thank you for all that you do to support the living wage in your communities.
The living wage is gaining momentum across BC. We’ve doubled the number of Living Wage Employers in the past two years. Look at what else you’ve helped us accomplish in 2016. Congratulations to you all!Read more
"A living wage policy nudges up wages and benefits for the many contract employees in cleaning, parking, hospitality and food services."
On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 the Mayor and Council at the City of Vancouver unanimously committed to a plan to implement the living wage for all contracts and direct staff at the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Police Department.Read more
September 21, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Council has approved pursuing Living Wage Employer certification for all City of Vancouver employees and sub-contractors to be compensated at or above Metro Vancouver’s living wage rate of $20.64 per hour, including direct salary and certain benefits.Read more
The City of Parksville became the fourth municipality in BC to pass a living wage policy on June 6, 2016.Read more