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


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

Fair Wages Commission

Top 6 takeaways from their report. After waiting nearly five years, the Government quietly published the third Fair Wages Commission report last week. It was supposed to examine the differences between the minimum wage and the living wage, and produce recommendations for how to close the gap between the two. Here’s some things the report highlighted… Continue reading

Hi-Performance Distributors

Hi-Performance Distributors have become a Certified Living Wage Employer! Hi-Performance Distributors (HPD) has just become a certified Living Wage Employer - committing to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage. HPD is the largest distribution business for hobby items in Canada. With a vast product selection, their largest category is R/C vehicles (and their many varied accessories) followed by models, including plastic, die cast, and wooden models that range from historic/military models to classic cars to pop-culture themed items and more! We're so glad to welcome them into the Living Wage family! Continue reading

Vancouver Queer Film Festival & Out on Screen

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2023 is back! Organized and hosted by Out on Screen, VQFF will be running from Aug 10-20, 2023, in person and online (BC-wide)! Continue reading

Equitable Hiring

Wondering how you can make your hiring process more accessible, equitable, and inclusive? Kelsey Smart, Principal and Financial Advisor at Smart Investments & Insurance, has kindly shared with us the steps she takes to ensure her hiring process aligns with the organization’s values: Continue reading

2400 Motel

2400 Motel has recertified as a Living Wage Employer! The 2400 Motel has been one of the premier motor court addresses following its construction in the years immediately following the Second World War. The 2400 Motel is the sole remaining record of Kingsway assuming the key role in providing up-to-date car-oriented accommodation for North Americans traveling to Vancouver. It's important for its historical, formal, aesthetic and cultural values, most particularly for being a prominent marker of the evolution of Kingsway following the WWII. The Motel is a local remnant of the continent-wide infrastructure serving the North American romance for the road trip, providing guests with a familiar suburban home-away-from home. Continue reading

BC Foster Parents Association

The BC Foster Parents Association is now a New Living Wage Employer! BC Foster Parents Association (BCFPA) has just become a certified Living Wage Employer - committing to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage. Continue reading

Imperial Sign Corporation

Imperial Sign Corporation has recertified as a Living Wage Employer   Imperial Sign Corporation (ISC) provides a range of design-build fabrication, including signage and architectural lighting solutions. They prioritize optimizing clients’ visibility, as well as leveraging the architectural features of the buildings in which they work and live in a way that aligns to their brand identity. ISC strives to transform. With the goal of being a global industry leader in sustainability, they are dedicated to providing sophisticated, impactful custom signage and lighting solutions. From early-stage design to permitting to fabrication and installation, they seek to maintain their reputation for reliability and quality by surpassing client expectations.  Continue reading