2021 Impact Report

Our impact this year We've just published our impact report highlighting what we've managed to achieve for low wage workers in 2020-2021.  We know that this past year has been very difficult for many employers and low wage workers. Many employers have experienced challenges and uncertainties that they have never had before. And many low wage workers have been on the front line, risking their lives to keep us safe, fed and cared for. However, for many employers, reopening again gave them an opportunity to ensure that their staff were safe and looked after – and paying a Living Wage has been key to these plans.   Continue reading

MOD Beverage

First certified Living Wage drinks maker in Metro-Vancouver! MOD Beverage Ltd, owner of Spectrum Beer Co. and Getaway Hard Cider, is the first alcoholic beverage company in Metro Vancouver to certify as a Living Wage Employer. Continue reading

Lafarge Canada

Canada's largest concrete and cement making company becomes a certified Living Wage Employer Lafarge Canada has committed to pay their 1,000 direct staff members and contracted service staff the Living Wage for their community in British Columbia. Continue reading

2% Jazz

Victoria's first Living Wage coffee shop 2% Jazz Coffee shop is the first coffee shop in Victoria to signify their commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all their staff and contracted workers a Living Wage Continue reading

La Pasta, Roast Sandwich Shop and Taco Stand

Victoria eateries become the first Living Wage pasta restaurant, sandwich shop and taco stand in Canada. La Pasta, Roast Meat and Sandwich Shop and Taco Stand al Pastor, all based in Victoria, and owned by Maryanne Carmack have signified their commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all their staff and contracted workers a Living Wage Continue reading

Aisle International

First certified Living Wage menstrual products manufacturer and retailer in Canada Aisle International (formerly Lunapads) is the first menstrual product manufacturer and retailer in Canada to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage.  Continue reading

Inter-Mtn. Enterprises

Kelowna business becomes BC's latest certified Living Wage Employer Inter-Mtn. Enterprises is the premier supplier of signs and specialty products to North America’s outdoor recreation industry. As a result of conducting business where there is a higher cost of living, the company made the conscious commitment to compensate their staff and contracted workers with a living wage responsive to Kelowna’s environment. Continue reading

Research Coordinator

We are Hiring! We are hiring a Research Coordinator for our Making Ends Meet participatory action research project  Term: 15-months at 4 days (28 hours) a week Annual Salary: $39,000 and a full benefits package Location: Metro-Vancouver Continue reading

Elite Security + First Aid

Canada's inaugural Living Wage first-aid provider Elite Security and First Aid, based in Victoria, is the only First Aid provider in Canada to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage Continue reading

250 Living Wage Employers

Major milestone for the Living Wage campaign We have certified another 24 employers, bringing the total of Living Wage Employers in BC to over 250.  This month we have continued to certify Living Wage Employers in new sectors. We have our first Living Wage ski area (Sovereign Lake), village (Fruitvale), coffee shop (Kits Beach Coffee), distributors (Ryan Vending), nature sanctuary (Swan Lake Christmas Hill), air vent cleaners (Modern Purair and GVA Power Vac), hearing testers (Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing) and first aid provider (Elite Security and First Aid Services).  Continue reading