The Living Wage for Families Campaign co-publishes an annual living wage calculation that establishes the living wage rate for Metro Vancouver. The living wage is one solution to lifting low-income workers out of poverty.
The living wage rate is the hourly wage a family needs to earn to cover basic expenses such as food, clothing, shelter, transportation and child care. The living wage calculation is based on a two-parent family with two children with each parent working full time.
This calculation methodology has been used in cities throughout Canada and has become the accepted way to measure what a living wage is and to track low-wage poverty.
Download a high resolution map of living wages across BC
For media questions please contact:
Living Wage for Families Campaign
810 – 815 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4
604-975-3347 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest news releases
Living wage in the news
2018-07-31: Times Colonist: Victoria council backs campaign for 'living wage'
2018-04-25: BC Today: Living wages raise in B.C.
2018-04-25: Vernon Morning Star: B.C.'s living wage increase curbed due to MSP cuts, child care subsidy: report