Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 92.73
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.97 / 3.00 Sasha Cardinal
Director General
Human Resources Services
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
13.92 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

Regular providers of maintenance, snow removal, and for the bookstore and cafeterias.

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
150 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

The minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest pay grade (regular employee in 2021) is equivalent to:

$18.90/h + $4.59/h
(benefits = pension and insurance plan which is equivalent to 24.3% of salary)

Total compensation = $23.49/h

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:

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The lowest salary rates at the Université de Sherbrooke are found in the SEESUS collective agreement. Class 1 is for student positions only.

The local (Sherbrooke) living wage for a family of four can be found in the Report ‘Le revenu viable 2021 : Pour une sortie de pandémie sans pauvreté’ [EN: The living wage in 2021: A way out of the pandemic without poverty], notably on page 12. This report was prepared and published by the Institut de recherche et d’informations socioéconomiques (IRIS) [EN: Institute for Socio-Economic Research and Information].

To transpose this living wage into an hourly wage, we used the income calculator made available by the Government of Quebec to find the gross work income necessary to obtain the available income (after taxes and credits) to cover living wage expenses.


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