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

A new methodology to reflect the lived reality of Albertans

A new methodology to reflect the lived reality of Albertans

We’re excited to announce our 2022 living wage calculations for municipalities across Alberta.  The 2021 calculations were based on the Canadian Living Wage Framework, which specifies using a family of four in the calculations. Since the release of the 2021 numbers we...

2022 Living Wage Numbers released by Alberta Living Wage Network

2022 Living Wage Numbers released by Alberta Living Wage Network

A network of municipalities and community organizations are shedding light on the affordability and livability of Albertan communities. Marking a year since its launch, the Alberta Living Wage Network (ALWN or “the Network”) has released updated living wage numbers...

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,...