City of Vancouver's vote to explore a 3 year rolling average of the Living Wage
Following the vote of City of Vancouver Council to not recertify as a Living Wage Employer and instead explore a 3 year rolling average of the Living Wage, Anastasia French, Provincial Manager of Living Wage for Families BC issued the following statement:Read more
The Living Wage increases across BC
As the cost of essentials continues to balloon, particularly for housing and food, Metro Vancouver's living wage has climbed to $25.68 per hour for 2023, marking an increase of 6.6 per cent from last year.Read more
Breaking the cycle of underpaid service workers – Mobi Bikes become a Living Wage Employer!
Vancouver Bike Share (aka Mobi Bikes) has just become a certified Living Wage Employer - committing to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage.Read more
Support available for small businesses to pay a Living Wage
In this guest blog, Chris Lambden, owner of Gnome and Gardens Organic Landcare, shares his top tips on grants that are available to help small businesses who may be struggling to pay a Living Wage.Read more
We'd like to spotlight one of our great Living Wage Employers - jewelry designers, Pyrrha who have committed to paying their staff a Living Wage since 2022.Read more
We have a new Living Wage Employer!
Zoetica™ has just become a certified Living Wage Employer - committing to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage while providing research and consulting services to First Nation, Inuit, Métis; municipal, provincial, and federal governments; and private clients.Read more
Hi-Performance Distributors have become a Certified Living Wage Employer!
Hi-Performance Distributors (HPD) has just become a certified Living Wage Employer - committing to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage. HPD is the largest distribution business for hobby items in Canada. With a vast product selection, their largest category is R/C vehicles (and their many varied accessories) followed by models, including plastic, die cast, and wooden models that range from historic/military models to classic cars to pop-culture themed items and more! We're so glad to welcome them into the Living Wage family!Read more
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2023 is back!
Organized and hosted by Out on Screen, VQFF will be running from Aug 10-20, 2023, in person and online (BC-wide)!Read more
Wondering how you can make your hiring process more accessible, equitable, and inclusive?
Kelsey Smart, Principal and Financial Advisor at Smart Investments & Insurance, has kindly shared with us the steps she takes to ensure her hiring process aligns with the organization’s values:Read more
Imperial Sign Corporation has recertified as a Living Wage Employer
Imperial Sign Corporation (ISC) provides a range of design-build fabrication, including signage and architectural lighting solutions. They prioritize optimizing clients’ visibility, as well as leveraging the architectural features of the buildings in which they work and live in a way that aligns to their brand identity. ISC strives to transform. With the goal of being a global industry leader in sustainability, they are dedicated to providing sophisticated, impactful custom signage and lighting solutions. From early-stage design to permitting to fabrication and installation, they seek to maintain their reputation for reliability and quality by surpassing client expectations.Read more