First certified Living Wage demolition contractor in BC
Demolition: Impossible is the first demolition contractor in BC to become a certified Living Wage Employer. It has committed to pay its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage
The living wage is the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses. The calculation is based on a two-parent family with two children – the most common family unit in BC – with each parent working full-time. The Living Wage for Metro-Vancouver is $20.52 an hour.
“Demolition: Impossible Contracting Inc. was founded on providing opportunities for hardworking individuals to gain a foothold in the construction industry without sacrificing their financial wellbeing to do so. Achieving certification from Living Wage for Families BC is our way of making the commitment to high wages public and encouraging other companies in this industry to do the same. As our business grows, we are committed to paying all staff a wage exceeding the living wage standard. We are excited to advocate for the success of this approach and help other companies realize its potential." Joshua Millard, Co-Founder, Demolition Impossible Inc
Demolition: Impossible offer demolition, abatement, and disposal services. Their team will gut, prep, and clean sites so trades can get to work.
Most children growing up in poverty in BC live with at least one adult working full-time, full-year. In other words, child poverty in BC is very much a low-wage story. For most of the past decade, BC’s child-poverty rate has remained at one in five children living in poverty.
“We’re delighted that Demolition: Impossible has become a Living Wage Employer. We hope it breaks down the barriers for other employers to join the Living Wage movement. Paying a living wage is good for workers, employers and the local community” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families BC
Over the past two years, the number of Living Wage Employers in BC has more than doubled – there are now nearly 400 Living Wage Employers in BC.
Employers have found paying a living wage to be a key tool in their post-Covid economic recovery. 97% of Living Wage Employers in BC have found some benefit to being part of the program.
Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies.
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