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Sicard RV is a Living Wage Employer

Publish Date: Mar 28, 2019 Author: Ashley Rego Category: News

Sicard RV joined forces with Ontario Living Wage Network and became a Living Wage Employer in 2019.

A living wage is the hourly wage a worker needs to earn to cover everything from their expenses and participation in the Niagara Region (or their community).

The Difference Between Living Wage and Minimum Wage:

A living wage is not the same as minimum wage, which is the legal minimum all employers must pay. The living age sets a higher standard and reflects what a family needs to earn, based on the actual costs of living in the Niagara Region. The decision to participate in this program comes from the benefits it offers for employers, employees and the community. As of 2023, the Living Wage in Niagara has increased a matter of almost 5% from 2021 to 2022!

Employer Benefits:

  • Recruit more qualified candidates
  • Decreased turnover
  • Savings on rehiring and retraining
  • Improved productivity 
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Improved employee morale and quality of service
  • Inclusive and diverse workforce 

Employee Benefits:

  • Raised out of poverty
  • Increased mental and physical health and economic well-being
  • Promotes social inclusion
  • Increased job satisfactions and employee morale
  • Increases access to education, health care, childcare and healthy living
  • Better quality of life

Community Benefits:

  • Reduced poverty rates and income inequality
  • Reduced wage disadvantages among minorities and women
  • Increased spending in local economy
  • Increased civic participation 

As we continue to grow, we want to provide the best experience not only to our customers but also to our employees. We are very excited to be a part of such a progressive network. We want everyone at Sicard RV to feel welcome and will always strive to be an inclusive establishment. 

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