Tectonic Architecture has become a certified Living Wage Employer!
Tectonic Architecture has committed to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage by certifying as Living Wage Employer.
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 Metro-Vancouver is $24.08 an hour.
“Tectonic is proud to be certified as a Living Wage Employer. We appreciate the challenges posed by rising costs, especially in the Lower Mainland of BC, where our employees live and work. We value their dedication to their work and recognize that providing wages and benefits above the minimum living standard is an important means of supporting their efforts to meet the basic expenses of their households.” Tectonic Architecture
As an architectural firm that has strong focus on community-based work, Tectonic Architecture has been able to develop projects and designs that address the needs of our community. With an integrated and diverse design team, they’ve been able to work on private residences, non-profits, institutional and commercial renovations and construction. Tectonic Architecture is a proud member of the Black Business Association of BC and a certified supplier of CAMSC (Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council)
“We’re delighted that Tectonic Architecture has become a Living Wage Employer. 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.
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. Tectonic Architecture join 247 other employers in Metro Vancouver in committing to pay their direct staff and contracted workers a Living Wage.
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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