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
Download a photo of Deanna Ogle, campaign organizer.
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Living wage in the news
Metro Vancouver: Living wage in Metro Vancouver pegged at $20.62: report
Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315
Abbotsford News: Fraser Valley living wage drops by 38 cents
Revelstoke Mountaineer: Study: Revelstoke's 'living wage' is fourth highest in B.C.