Top London Landscaping Co. Joins Program

Award-winning TLC Landscaping is one of several London businesses to become a certified living wage employer recently. Over 100 people work for TLC, and none earn less than the calculated living wage rate for London of $16.20 per hour. 

As we do of all our new living wage employers, we asked Carla Bailey, Human Resources Manager why TLC chose to certify:

"As a company, we believe the more appreciation and consideration employees feel, the more enjoyable their work becomes, and the more energy they put into their work.

As a living wage employer, we offer our employees predictable, uninterrupted wages that outpace the minimum standards. In return, we retain motivated and loyal employees. At TLC, we strive to be a destination company, one that not only pays more, but meaningfully takes care of our employees" Bailey explained. 

In an industry where minimum wage and high turnover is common, it's great to now list TLC as our eighth landscaping company.

"We believe a company’s success should be the community’s success. That is why putting our community first is one of the core values that led our company to become a living wage employer. We want to have a positive impact on the local community, beginning with our teams and staff.

Employees should not have to work multiple jobs to meet the minimum standards of living. In becoming a certified living wage employer, we hope to push other companies to do the same and increase wages across the industry." Marshall Taylor, Marketing Manager adds.

A living wage is calculated by the Ontario Living Wage Network to show how much a household—two adults working full time supporting two small children—must earn per hour in order to make ends meet and enjoy modest participation in their civic and cultural community. London's rate of $16.20 was calculated in 2019, and an update is due to be released November 1st 2021. 


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  • Ken D.
    commented 2022-07-08 14:32:07 -0400
    As a landscaper this is really inspiring to see. I worked for many years under a wage that wasn’t livable, being forced to rent a room in a house with strangers because it was the only thing affordable even though I was working incredibly hard. But I see things are changing, and although my wage is much higher today due to my experience and diligence, I see wages rising for others entering the field for the fist time and it’s so beautiful to see. I believe it’s due to the voices being shared. It’s great to see companies like and others across Canada like offering higher than usual wages for their landscapers. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring story!
    #landscaping #livingwage
  • Craig Pickthorne
    published this page in News 2021-07-30 13:45:31 -0400
  • Craig Pickthorne
    published this page in News 2021-07-30 13:43:26 -0400