Edmonton Social Planning Releases its 2018 Living Wage Update

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Edmonton Social Planning Releases its 2018 Living Wage Update

Our partners at the Edmonton Social Planning Council have released their new publication, Contending with Costs: Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update, which calculates that the living wage for a worker in the Edmonton area is now $16.48 per hour, an increase of $0.17 per hour from last year.

The living wage is intended to represent the wage required for a primary income earner to provide for themselves and their families, participate in their community, and have basic financial security. Ultimately, it is a call to the private and public sector to pay substantial wages that acknowledges the requirements to live with dignity and a decent quality of life.

Read their media release.