CCPA calculates living wages for 2014

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published its report, "Working for a Living Wage 2014: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver." The report finds that the living wage (the wage required to meet basic expenses for living) for Metro Vancouver is now $20.10 an hour, or $36,582 annually. Compare that to the current $10.25 minimum wage. As a result, parents need two minimum wage jobs each, at the very least, to support a family in Metro Vancouver.

The CCPA also offers living wage reports for Victoria, BC ($18.93/hour) and the Fraser Valley ($17.02/hour).