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Living Wage Policy

Vancouver International Airport exists to serve our community and the economy that supports it. YVR is a vibrant hub powered by a dynamic community of approximately 20,000 people and hundreds of business partners.

We are a people-centered business and we know the YVR team has ever-changing needs, especially as we navigate and recover from the effects of the pandemic.

We are a certified Living Wage Employer;  this means that all Vancouver Airport Authority employees will be paid at or higher than living wage. We are working with our direct service providers at the airport, such as janitorial, building maintenance, landscaping, and traffic management contractors to ensure they, too, will be paid a living wage by their employer in the future.

Not only is this the right thing to do but it’s also the smart thing to do. Paying a living wage helps ensure no one is left behind in affording basic expenses, helps reduce financial stress and provides greater opportunity to participate in enriching experiences in communities.

So how does the living wage formula work? It’s designated by Living Wage for Families B.C. and is the hourly rate of pay at which a household (two adults, two children) can meet its basic expenses. In Metro Vancouver the 2022 living wage rate is $20.52, $5.32 more than B.C.’s minimum wage.

To learn more about Living Wage for Families B.C. go to their website. For more information on our journey to becoming the first Living Wage Airport contact [email protected]  

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