Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

Penticton ski club becomes a Living Wage Employer

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, in Penticton BC, is the latest ski area in BC to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by certifying as a Living Wage Employer.

"Nickel Plate Nordic Centre is proud to join the ranks of Living Wage Employers in BC, doing our small part to strengthen our community and provide opportunities for everyone to thrive." Tricia Wilson, Nickel Plate Nordic Centre.

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 Penticton is $18.55 an hour.

“We’re delighted that Nickel Plate Nordic Centre has come on board as a Living Wage Employer. Paying a Living Wage is good for the employer, the employee and the local community. We invite other ski areas and local employers to join the Living Wage movement,” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families Organizer.

Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies. There are over 300 Living Wage Employers in BC, with over 30,000 employees who don’t need to worry about how they will afford rent, food and other essentials for their family because they are guaranteed to earn a Living Wage.

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre join Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre as the second cross country ski area in BC to commit to paying their staff and contracted workers a Living Wage by certifying as a Living Wage Employer.