Alberta Living Wage Network

Working to advance a coordinated living wage movement in Alberta.

Become a Living Wage Employer

Paying your employees a living wage allows them to meet their basic needs and contribute to their communities. As an employer, there are a lot of benefits like lowering your recruitment and training costs. Get started.

How we calculate Living Wages

Living wages are rooted in the belief that individuals and families should not just survive, but be able to live in dignity, and participate in their community. Learn more about how they’re calculated.

Living Wages in your Community

The Alberta Living Wage Network has been collborating with Alberta municipalities to develop a standard methodology for calculating living wages across the province. Check out 2021 Living Wages.

“Paying a living wage is important to Curve because we understand that it is a win-win for both the employer and our employees. We recognize that employees that earn a living wage experience increased mental health and physical health, as well as improving the economic well-being of our team.”

Ray Sequeira, Curve Distribution Services

The Indigenous Wage Gap in Canada

The Indigenous Wage Gap in Canada

  The conversation regarding the wage gap that the Indigenous population faces in relation to the rest of the Canadian population has received little attention until recently. A study done by The Conference Board of Canada in 2017 showed that across Canada,...

Research finds that 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadians face a wage gap

Research finds that 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadians face a wage gap

  It is well known that there is a wage gap between men and women and between white and BIPOC workers, but one wage gap that tends to be overlooked is the wage gap between 2SLGBTQIA+ workers and their heterosexual counterparts.  While discrimination based on...

Quick Facts: Mental Health and Poverty

Quick Facts: Mental Health and Poverty

By: Melody Santiago   For Mental Health Week, I want to take a moment to reflect on the interactions between mental health and poverty, and how a living wage could provide a way forward.  Quick Facts When the Angus Reid Institute released the results of its study...