Calculating Ontario's Living Wage Rates

The 2022 living wage rates range from $23.15 for the Greater Toronto Area to $18.05 in London. Many areas will see an increase in living wage rates over last year’s calculations. Sault Ste. Marie’s rate will increase by 21.6% to $19.70 per hour, which is the largest increase. Thirteen areas, as defined by the previous boundaries, will see an increase of over 10%. Because our calculations have always been made reflecting real local costs—which have all gone up by unprecedented levels—it is a natural outcome that the local rate would follow, regardless of the boundaries used. 

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