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

Two living wages for Edmonton – which is it?

Two living wages for Edmonton – which is it?

The Living Wage for Edmonton is $18.10, which is based on a family of four. The extra calculation for a single individual is for information purposes only Over the past week, we’ve had questions about what Edmonton’s living wage is. The Edmonton Social Planning...

Alberta Living Wage Network launches

Alberta Living Wage Network launches

Network of local agencies and municipalities are working to raise awareness about the cost of living in towns and cities in the province The Alberta Living Wage Network (ALWN or “the Network”) has released new living wages across the province and its new certification...