Living Wage Employer

Effective January 1st, 2011, the City of New Westminster became a “Living Wage Employer” – the first City in Canada to do so. As such, the City has established a Living Wage Policy that requires all firms that are contracted directly or subcontracted by the City to provide services on City premises to pay their employees who perform the services a Living Wage as calculated by the Living Wage for Families Campaign. The figure for 2016 for the Lower Mainland is $20.64, assuming no benefits are provided by the employer.

In order to determine an employee’s hourly rate with benefits the Living Wage for Families Campaign has provided a Living Wage Calculator to assist with this determination.

The City has included in all its competitive bid documents a Declaration and a clause referencing the City’s expectations with regards to compliance of the Policy. Completion and submission of the Declaration with a firm’s bid or proposal is mandatory.

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