Comox Valley non-profit becomes a Living Wage Employer
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North has been certified as a Living Wage Employer – committing to pay its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage.Read more
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.Read more
Cleanline Automotive is an environmentally-minded automotive repair business. They’re on a mission to change their industry for the better, one car at a time.
They’ve been a Living Wage Employer since 2018, pledging to pay their staff members and all their contracted workers a Living Wage.Read more
Living wages rise across BC
The living wage for communities across BC increased this year as the cost of living—particularly the cost of housing—continues to rise, the 2021 Living Wage Update, released today from Living Wage for Families BC and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows.
Family expenses in Metro Vancouver and Victoria rose by seven and 6.8 per cent respectively which is more than the rate of general inflation that was 4.7 per cent over this period.
BC's 300th certified Living Wage Employer!
Courtney Agencies, a customs brokerage and freight forwarding business based in Vancouver has become the 300th organization in BC to signify their commitment to ending working poverty by certifying as a Living Wage Employer.Read more
First certified Living Wage bike shop in BC
North Park Bike Shop, based in Victoria, is the first bike shop in BC to show their commitment to ending working poverty by certifying as a Living Wage Employer.Read more
The City of North Vancouver officially becomes a Living Wage Employer
Last week, we (virtually) presented the City of North Vancouver with a plaque to officially recognize its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living WageRead more
First Living Wage Employer in Richmond
Purpose CPA is the first organization in Richmond, BC to show their commitment to ending working poverty by certifying as a Living Wage Employer.Read more
Budget 2022 Consultation Submission
The provincial government has demonstrated care for our most vulnerable neighbours and a commitment to reducing poverty and inequality during COVID-19. Budget 2022 should build on these exciting foundations and implement further initiatives to support a just recovery for low wage workers.
We have 7 recommendations for change that will both lift the wages of BC's lowest paid workers, and lower the cost of living for families with children.Read more
Our impact this year
We've just published our impact report highlighting what we've managed to achieve for low wage workers in 2020-2021.
We know that this past year has been very difficult for many employers and low wage workers. Many employers have experienced challenges and uncertainties that they have never had before. And many low wage workers have been on the front line, risking their lives to keep us safe, fed and cared for.
However, for many employers, reopening again gave them an opportunity to ensure that their staff were safe and looked after – and paying a Living Wage has been key to these plans.