Statement

City of Vancouver's vote to explore a 3 year rolling average of the Living Wage Following the vote of City of Vancouver Council to not recertify as a Living Wage Employer and instead explore a 3 year rolling average of the Living Wage, Anastasia French, Provincial Manager of Living Wage for Families BC issued the following statement: Continue reading

Living Wage Calculations 2023

The Living Wage increases across BC  As the cost of essentials continues to balloon, particularly for housing and food, Metro Vancouver's living wage has climbed to $25.68 per hour for 2023, marking an increase of 6.6 per cent from last year. Continue reading

Mobi Bikes

Breaking the cycle of underpaid service workers – Mobi Bikes become a Living Wage Employer! Vancouver Bike Share (aka Mobi Bikes) has just become a certified Living Wage Employer - committing to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage. Continue reading

Guest Blog

Support available for small businesses to pay a Living Wage In this guest blog, Chris Lambden, owner of Gnome and Gardens Organic Landcare, shares his top tips on grants that are available to help small businesses who may be struggling to pay a Living Wage. Continue reading

SWAN Vancouver

New Living Wage Employer! SWAN Vancouver has just become a certified Living Wage Employer - committing to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage.  Continue reading

Home Spritz

Spotlight on Canada's largest Living Wage certified cleaning company! We'd like to spotlight one of our great Living Wage Employers - cleaning company, Home Spritz, who have committed to paying their staff in BC and Alberta a Living Wage since 2021. Continue reading

Truth and Reconciliation Day

Métis Nation BC is now a Certified Living Wage Employer! Today is the 10th year anniversary for Orange Shirt Day and Truth and Reconciliation Day and we wanted to recognize one of our Indigenous Living Wage Employers, Métis Nation BC. Continue reading

Strategy

A province where every worker can thrive We’ve always believed that work should be a pathway out of poverty, not a perpetuator of it. Despite being a wealthy province, BC has the highest rate of working poverty in Canada. This means that a significant number of people who work and pay taxes do not earn enough income to meet their basic needs. As we look to the next three years, we are steadfast in our commitment to eliminate working poverty. Continue reading

Pyrrha

Spotlight: Pyrrha We'd like to spotlight one of our great Living Wage Employers - jewelry designers, Pyrrha who have committed to paying their staff a Living Wage since 2022. Continue reading

Zoetica Wildlife Research Services Inc.

We have a new Living Wage Employer! Zoetica™ has just become a certified Living Wage Employer - committing to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage while providing research and consulting services to First Nation, Inuit, Métis; municipal, provincial, and federal governments; and private clients. Continue reading