Living Wage for Families BC co-publishes an annual living wage calculation for communities across British Columbia. 

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


For media questions please contact:

Living Wage for Families BC
322 - 312 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2
236-979-6062 | [email protected]