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 the new living wages for 2021 in mid-September.

“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

Momentum commits to living wages in more than one way

Momentum commits to living wages in more than one way

Calgary-based community organization is working to advance policies that enable sustainable livelihoods  When the Living Wage Network started calculating new living wages for 2021, Momentum was one of the first organizations to announce that it would be adopting the...

We’re launching… oh wait, we’re not!

We’re launching… oh wait, we’re not!

Recent changes to the Alberta Child Care Subsidy are expected to impact 2021 living wages Today was supposed to be the day. After months of collaboration and calculations from municipalities and agencies across Canada, we were planning on launching the Alberta Living...

A standard methodology for calculating living wages in the province

A standard methodology for calculating living wages in the province

The Alberta Living Wage Network has spent the past few months developing a standard methodology for calculating living wages in the province. This is important for a few reasons which were outlined by Living Wage Canada in their Canadian Living Wage Framework. It...

Calgary cleaning company, Home Spritz, is committed to living wages

Calgary cleaning company, Home Spritz, is committed to living wages

Yeonsil Kang, COO of Home Spritz knows the importance of paying living wages. When this Calgary-based cleaning company first introduced their living wage policy, their main goal was to recruit great staff and retain customers, but now it’s more than that. “Living...

We’re launching!

We’re launching!

The Alberta Living Wage Network will be providing employer certification starting this summer Over the past few months, our team at the Alberta Living Wage Network has been working on calculating new living wages for municipalities across the province. We have a new...