“It has always been a priority of mine to focus on giving the Booch crew a liveable wage, and I’m proud that we have accomplished this and are continuing to put our efforts in raising the bar. Join us as we cheers our amber bottles for this recognition!”

– Shannon Kamins, Owner + Master Fermenter


What is a living wage?

Living wage Ontario defines a living wage as the hourly wage a worker needs to earn to cover their basic expenses and participate in their community. Minimum wage is laid down by the government as the bare minimum an employer must pay but a living wage takes into consideration the cost of living in a city and the yearly inflation of the economy.
An employer voluntarily chooses to pay the living wage and to keep increasing it as the community in which the employee lives in changes.

Why did we do it?

We are a small and growing company with fewer than 20 employees and providing a good wage has been a priority and an important HR policy since we started in 2015. As the company grows and makes more profits, sharing it with the employees whose hard work and loyalty led to the success is an important goal for Booch. We believe that employees who earn a good wage to support their family and enjoy a comfortable life are happier, and we want to do everything we can to retain hardworking employees and show our appreciation, starting with a fair wage policy.


What is next?

While we will continue to provide better wages and more amenities to our people, we also have projects in the pipeline to achieve our other goals of helping our community of local retailers, farmers, and customers. In addition to our people and community goals, we also have projects in place to support the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. We want to be the company that lives its values through our actions and interactions.

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