Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Université de Montréal
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Karina Adam
Executive Director
Human Ressources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
10.78 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:

Since the minimum wage of Quebec is higher than the living wage, every employee from significant contractors is necessarily paid higher than living wages.
Therefore, we are able to «verify that more than 75 percent of the employees of any ​significant contractors​ that are present on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations receive a living wage (benefits
excluded)» accordingly to the requirements of STARS technical manual (PA-12 p.1)

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:

Laboratory assistants are the lowest paid employees of the Université de Montréal (PSA1; member of the SERUM-AFPC). Their collective agreement states that they have the right to the following advantages:
- Group Insurance (health, dental, life, accident)
- Pension plan
- Reduction in tuition fees (for the individual and his/her family)
*Each temporary employee received a 4% increase on their salary in compensation for the advantages they did not have.

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 living wage estimation for montreal is based on the work of the Institut de recherche et d'informations socio-économiques (IRIS)(Institute for Socio-economic Research and Information).
We use that estimation since it was the only available for our region, the ​Living Wage Canada​’s standards not having the information available for Quebec.


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