Living Wage Canada

Communities across Canada are responding to  the increasingly high  levels of low wage poverty. They are advocating that families should earn  an income sufficient for them to pay for the basic necessities of life, so they can live with dignity and  participate as active citizens in our society. They are advocating for a Living Wage.  Living Wage Canada is a site/portal to facilitate learning and information sharing among these communities to help build a national living wage movement. It includes details about the Canadian Living Wage Framework which provides a consistent living wage definition, calculation methodology, and strategy for recognizing corporate and community leadership who commit to pass a living wage policy.


Recent Living Wage Updates

Saint John, NB - $18.18 Access the Report

Victoria, BC - $20.50 | Access the Report

North Central BC, BC - $$16.51 | Access the Report

Winnipeg, MB - $14.54 | Access the Report

Whitehorse, YK - $18.26 | Access the Report

Calgary, AB - $18.15 | Access the Report

Edmonton, AB - $16.31 | Access the Report

Waterloo, ON - $16.10 | Access the Report

Simcoe County, ON - $17.74

Nipiwan, SK - $15.17 | View the Announcement

The Living Wage Increases Across BC

The Living Wage for Families campaign shares new information about the cost of living in BC driving up the living wage throughout the province. For example, cost of rent in Metro Vancouver has gone up by $100 per month, an increase of 6.7%.

"The cost of raising a family in British Columbia increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. And if it hadn’t been for reductions in Medical Service Plan premiums and child care costs, the increase would have been higher, says the Living Wage for Families Campaign." 

Read about British Columbia's rising cost of living and living wage calculations here.


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