What is a Living Wage

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.

Living Wages in your Community

The Alberta Living Wage Network has been collaborating with Alberta municipalities to develop a standard methodology for calculating living wages across the province. 

We were planning to release new living wage numbers for communities across Alberta in July 2021; however, the Government of Alberta announced changes to the Alberta Child Care Subsidy that significantly impact our calculations. 

We are in the process of revising our calculations and will keep you updated. 

“I believe in paying a livable wage because I think anybody who is willing to work to the best of their abilities should be adequately compensated. I’d like to see more people being adequately compensated and not have to stretch themselves so thin.”

Lynsae Moon, The Nook Café