Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North

Comox Valley non-profit becomes a Living Wage Employer Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North has been certified as a Living Wage Employer – committing to pay its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage. Continue reading

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

Penticton ski club becomes a Living Wage Employer Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, in Penticton BC, is the latest ski area in BC to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by certifying as a Living Wage Employer. Continue reading

Cleanline Automotive

Spotlight Cleanline Automotive is an environmentally-minded automotive repair business. They’re on a mission to change their industry for the better, one car at a time. They’ve been a Living Wage Employer since 2018, pledging to pay their staff members and all their contracted workers a Living Wage. Continue reading

Living Wage Rates 2021

Living wages rise across BC The living wage for communities across BC increased this year as the cost of living—particularly the cost of housing—continues to rise, the 2021 Living Wage Update, released today from Living Wage for Families BC and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows. Family expenses in Metro Vancouver and Victoria rose by seven and 6.8 per cent respectively which is more than the rate of general inflation that was 4.7 per cent over this period. Continue reading

Courtney Agencies

BC's 300th certified Living Wage Employer! Courtney Agencies, a customs brokerage and freight forwarding business based in Vancouver has become the 300th organization in BC to signify their commitment to ending working poverty by certifying as a Living Wage Employer. Continue reading

North Park Bike Shop

First certified Living Wage bike shop in BC North Park Bike Shop, based in Victoria, is the first bike shop in BC to show their commitment to ending working poverty by certifying as a Living Wage Employer. Continue reading

Plaque presentation

The City of North Vancouver officially becomes a Living Wage Employer Last week, we (virtually) presented the City of North Vancouver with a plaque to officially recognize its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage Continue reading

certification fees

Introducing fees for Living Wage Employers Living Wage for Families BC is growing at a very exciting rate. We are certifying more employers than ever before. This is great, but also increasingly costly for our small program. Continue reading

Purpose CPA

First Living Wage Employer in Richmond Purpose CPA is the first organization in Richmond, BC to show their commitment to ending working poverty by certifying as a Living Wage Employer. Continue reading

2022 Budget Submission

Budget 2022 Consultation Submission The provincial government has demonstrated care for our most vulnerable neighbours and a commitment to reducing poverty and inequality during COVID-19. Budget 2022 should build on these exciting foundations and implement further initiatives to support a just recovery for low wage workers. We have 7 recommendations for change that will both lift the wages of BC's lowest paid workers, and lower the cost of living for families with children.  Continue reading