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Living Wage Policy

Vancouver Airport Authority is a certified Living Wage Employer, which means all our employees are paid at or higher than the designated living wage in B.C. We're also working with our direct service providers at the airport, such as janitorial, building maintenance, landscaping, and traffic management contractors to ensure they, too, exceed the legal minimum wage and are able to pay their employees the income required to meet basic living needs. 

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 2023 living wage rate is $24.08, $8.43 more than B.C.’s minimum wage. We are committed to compensating our direct employees and working with our contracted services employees to ensure they are paid a living wage by the end of 2023.

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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