Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.70
Liaison Joséanne Bélanger-Gravel
Submission Date May 31, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montréal
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.95 / 3.00 Andrée L'Heureux
Director, Human Resources Service
Human Resources Service
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
175 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

Excluding students workers, the lowest paid regular employee receives a hourly salary of 20$/h. The benefits (health insurance, retirement plans, holidays...) represent an additional amount of more than 25% to this hourly wage.

Polytechnique provides a full insurance program as well as a defined-contribution retirement plan for permanent employees. A committee monitors the rights of participants and beneficiaries, endeavouring to serve everyone’s interests. This committee recognizes the importance of supporting employees on the brink of a major step in their lives by holding annual workshops on retirement preparation.

Les Petits Génies, a childcare centre, is available at an excellent rate exclusively for the children of Polytechnique employees.

For temporary employees who don't have access to insurance, a financial compensation is provided to cover the cost of a health insurance (+4% of the salary). If the temporary employee does not have paid holidays in his contract, another 4% of the salary is added.

Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Information about the living wage in Montreal in 2015 was found here :

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