The Largest Living Wage Employer in Canada
On May 24, 2011 we set a precedent and became the largest organization in Canada to become a Living Wage Employer.
A living wage is different from a minimum wage, which was $10.25 an hour in BC at the end of 2012. It reflects the hourly rate of pay that enables a family with two parents working full time, with two children, living in Metro Vancouver to meet basic living needs. The hourly wage is adjusted annually to reflect Living Wage guidelines and standards, and in 2012 it was $19.14, inclusive of benefits.