Burnaby increases living wage for all staff and contractors

Last updated: December 13, 2023

The City of Burnaby continues to follow through on its commitment to being a Living Wage employer, as City Council approved a 6.6% increase in the Living Wage rate paid to City staff and contractors, keeping pace with the increased cost of living in the Metro Vancouver region.

As a Living Wage employer, the City is committed to ensuring all staff and contractors are paid a wage which enables them to buy food, pay the rent and other bills — and contribute to their communities — while living in Metro Vancouver. 
The Living Wage for Families Campaign (LFWC) calculates the annual living wage based on the amount that a family of four needs to earn to meet their living expenses including: rent, groceries, extended and healthcare and two weeks savings for each adult.

The living wage increase is 6.6% from $24.08 per hour to $25.68, retroactive to November 20. This wage increase affects City staff who earn a living wage, in addition to contractors working for the City.

Learn more: Living Wage Program

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