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
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Living wage in the news
2019-03-16: Times Colonist: Comment: Basic income must be only one part of poverty-reduction plans
2019-03-11: Langara Voice: Langara Faculty Association now a living wage employer