Living wages: one solution to working poverty

The latest living wages for Alberta confirm that affordability measures and higher wages for low income workers are needed now

14 November 2022

“Living wages are an important tool in figuring out what it costs to live in a city and with the current affordability crisis, it’s clear that more needs to be done to help people make ends meet. Alberta is the only province that didn’t review and raise its minimum wage in 2022 and one of the only provinces that doesn’t tie its minimum wage to the cost of living. It’s time for the government to step up and give Albertans the help they need.”

Meaghon Reid, Executive Director, Vibrant Communities Calgary

Calgary's Living Wage is $22.40