The 2012 living wage calculation for Metro Vancouver has risen to $19.14/hour. This represents a 33% increase over the 2011 living wage of $18.81/hour. The increase was driven by a number of factors that changes over the course of a year, including: shelter costs rose by $76/month, childcare fees rose by $33/month and MSP premiums are increasing by 6%/year.
Read more at A Living Wage for Families.
Download Working for a Living Wage 2012: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver at the CCPA ( Centre for Canadian Policy Alternatives ) website.