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 2022 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
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2022 Living Wage Gift Guide
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A new methodology to reflect the lived reality of Albertans
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