Living Wage for Metro Vancouver rises to $19.14

A Living Wage for Families

For families with young children, the costs of basic necessities like food, rent and child care quickly add up. Even with full-time work year round, both parents in a family of four must earn at least $19.14 to escape severe financial stress in Metro Vancouver.

This is the Metro Vancouver living wage rate for 2012, according to a report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, and the Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families Campaign.