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.