2012 Living Wage for Metro Vancouver calculated at $19.14/hour


The 2012 living wage calculation for Metro Vancouver has risen to $19.14/hour. This represents a 33% increase over the 2011 living wage of $18.81/hour. The increase was driven by a number of factors that changes over the course of a year, including: shelter costs rose by $76/month, childcare fees rose by $33/month and MSP premiums are increasing by 6%/year.

Read more at A Living Wage for Families.

Download Working for a Living Wage 2012: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver at the CCPA ( Centre for Canadian Policy Alternatives ) website.


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