Kontur Geotechnical Consultants Inc. has become a Certified Living Wage Employer!
They have committed to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage by certifying as a Living Wage Employer. We're so excited to have them join our mission! Find out more about Kontur here.
Kontur Geotechnical Consultants Inc. (Kontur) is a full-service Geotechnical Consulting Engineering and Materials Testing (Asphalt, Concrete, and Soil) firm that provides engineering consultation, construction field reviews, and construction materials testing, for a wide array of projects and clients throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Kontur's offices are strategically located to allow easy access throughout Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast, and beyond. Kontur's clients consist of land/building/infrastructure Owners (public and private), Engineers, Project Managers, and Contractors. Kontur is comprised of highly educated, experienced, and dedicated Professional Engineers and technical staff.
“We’re delighted that Kontur Geotechnical Consultants Inc. has become a Living Wage Employer. Their commitment to accelerating positive social change is core to the success and impact of the living wage campaign. We hope it encourages 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.
By joining the Living Wage for Families BC Campaign, Kontur Geotechnical Consultants Inc. has committed to providing their employees, workers, and contractors a living wage of $24.08 in Metro-Vancouver. The living wage is the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses. The calculation is based off of a two-parent household with two children – the most common family unit in BC – with each parent working full-time. With that being said, the living wage is not exclusive to a family of four. We recognize the difference in costs that a single parent household, a single individual household, and a part-time worker has. We hope to expand our calculations and research soon to be able to bring forth these factors that comprise the BC population.
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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