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.

Learn more about the living wage

Download a high resolution map of living wages across BC


Deanna Ogle, campaign organizer for the Living Wage for Families CampaignFor media questions please contact:

Deanna Ogle
Campaign Organizer
Living Wage for Families Campaign
810 – 815 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4
604-975-3347 |

Download a photo of Deanna Ogle, campaign organizer.



Latest news releases

2017-04-26: Metro Vancouver families face increasing child care and housing costs

2016-09-21: Vancouver becomes first major city in Canada certified as Living Wage Employer

2016-09-07: Quesnel becomes second municipality in Canada to implement a living wage policy

Find more news releases


Living wage in the news

Province: Living Wage — fill a prescription or fill the gas tank?

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.

Find more news coverage


Don’t hesitate to be in touch.