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

Ontario's Public Sector Campaign

With generous support from the Atkinson Foundation, the Ontario Living Wage Network will be adding a new area of focus to their current activities - a public sector employer campaign.

In its first few years of existence, the dedicated members of the OLWN have been effective in growing the network to span 30 communities across Ontario and to recruit 176 living wage employers. In this next phase, the OLWN will transition from a casual network of advocates focused on living wage calculation updates to an effective province-wide campaign to certify public sector employers as living wage leaders in their community. This initiative represents an opportunity to lift many thousands of low-wage workers out of the ranks of the working poor. 

RSVP for OLWN's second public sector phone call to discuss the new initiative and see how they can support your local initiatives.


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