1. What are the living wages in BC?
CommunityLiving WageYear Calculated
Metro Vancouver$19.502019
Greater Victoria$19.392019
Greater Trail$18.832019
Columbia Valley$15.922019
Fraser Valley$15.542019
Comox Valley$15.282019
North Central Region$14.032019
Powel River$17.152018
Clayoquot Sound$20.112017
Cowichan Region$19.052017
North East BC (Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge)$18.292017
Port Alberni$17.562017
100 Mile House$17.452016

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1. 1. What are the living wages in BC?
2. 2. How is the 2019 living wage different from previous years?
3. 3. Why are the 2019 living wages lower?
4. 4. Are all families with children benefitting from these new child care investments?
5. 5. Why do you calculate for a family of four/ What about other family types?
6. 6. What about housing expenses?
7. 7. What should employers pay this year?
8. 8. What is the living wage/ How is the living wage calculated?
9. 9. Why is the living wage calculated every year?
10. 10. Why does the living wage vary across the province?
11. 11. How does the living wage compare to the minimum wage?
12. 12. Should the living wage become the minimum wage?
13. 13. Does this relate to the provincial government’s new legislation on employment standards?