New Living Wage Employer in the Interior

Modern PURAIR® South Okanagan & Kootenays has been certified as a Living Wage Employer – committing to pay its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage

Modern PURAIR South Okanagan & Kootenays joins many other certified Living Wage Employers including Nickel Plate Nordic Centre and Grand Forks Credit Union in helping to address working poverty in Interior BC.

“We at Modern PURAIR South Okanagan & Kootenays are dedicated to ensuring that our employees are compensated fairly. We recognize the costs of living in the interior of British Columbia does not always coincide with wages. Our commitment to ending working poverty is being celebrated today with Modern PURAIR being certified as a Living Wage Employer.” Hollie Tayal Franchise Owner, Modern PURAIR South Okanagan & Kootenays.

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 the Greater Trail is $18.15 an hour and the Living Wage for Penticton is $18.55 an hour.

“We’re delighted that Modern PURAIR has committed to paying their direct and contracted staff a Living Wage. We invite other employers across BC to join the Living Wage movement,” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families Organizer

The living wage is the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses.

The Living Wage can be made up of a combination of base wage and additional non-mandatory benefits that an employer provides. Modern PURAIR’s commitment for workers to receive paid sick leave has helped them qualify as a Living Wage Employer.

Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies. There are now nearly 350 Living Wage Employers across BC. 

Modern PURAIR's Greater Vancouver franchise is also a certified Living Wage Employer.