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Fair Wage Policy

To help the Airport Authority’s business partners attract and retain talented individuals, the Airport Authority has implemented a Fair Wage Policy. The fair wage is a minimum hourly wage rate payable to all persons working for the Airport Authority’s direct service contractors.

Vancouver Airport Authority’s mandated fair wage is a $15.20 minimum hourly wage, effective as of January 1, 2020. As a condition of the contract, the Airport Authority’s direct service providers must comply with this wage in compensating their employees. 

FAQ

How do you determine what the fair wage is?

Vancouver Airport Authority mandates a $15.20 minimum hourly wage, effective as of January 1, 2020. This wage is in keeping with provincial standards and is 17 months ahead of the provincial target.

What will your annual review entail?

We recognize that any fair wage rate will require regular evaluation going forward. As such, we will review the wage on an annual basis to ensure it is achieving the goals of the Fair Wage Policy and is aligned with legislated wage requirements.

What business partners does YVR’s Fair Wage Policy apply to?

The Fair Wage Policy applies to direct service contractors. These are businesses the Airport Authority contracts directly with to conduct a variety of services—including customer care, security, janitorial services and more.

Why doesn’t the Fair Wage Policy apply to other service providers?

The Fair Wage Policy applies to direct service providers because the Airport Authority essentially covers the costs of operating and has the ability to directly impact wages and compensation.

What happens if YVR’s Fair Wage is increased during a contract?

The Airport Authority will cover the incremental costs, should we choose to increase the fair wage during a contract.

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