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New regulations for advertising job opportunities

October 31, 2023

Starting November 1, 2023, the Pay Transparency Act requires employers to specify the expected salary or wage, or the expected salary or wage range, on all publicly advertised job opportunities. 

This new requirement applies to any advertised faculty, librarian and staff vacancies posted through UVic Careers, on the VPAC or departmental websites, or through third-party platforms such as job boards, LinkedIn or a search firm. The requirement applies to jobs advertised in other jurisdictions if the position is open to B.C. residents and may be filled by someone living in B.C., either in-person or remotely.

Advertisements must not include an unspecified minimum or maximum amount. For example: 

  • “$20 per hour and up” or “up to $30 per hour” does not meet the requirement.
  • “$20-$30 per hour” does meet the requirement.