Let's get right to the headline news...we have updated all living wage rates for the province!
As announced earlier, we've moved to a regional system. By doing this we'll be able to update all 10 living wage rates every year on the second Monday of November, and every employer in the province will be able to seek certification with us. Previous years have see us add new living wage calculations to our map, but there was always gaps in our coverage. If we continued on with the old boundary system, we would have needed to keep an unwieldy 51 local living wage rates updated every year...
From our calculation report:
This year’s living wage calculations emerge from a backdrop of record–breaking inflation and Consumer Price Index increases, and workers at the bottom end of the wage scale are most vulnerable to these kinds of fluctuations. A living wage is an effective tool to combat working poverty by making sure that employees can make ends meet where they live. By incorporating expenses that a worker must cover, such as shelter, food, transportation and more, our living wages are much closer to reality than a politically set minimum wage.
More news to follow as we get #LivingWageWeek2022 started.
|2021 Community||2022 Region||2021 Rate||2022 Rate||% Increase|
|Grey & Bruce||Grey Bruce Perth Huron Simcoe||$18.39||$20.70||12.6%|
|Guelph & Wellington||Waterloo Dufferin Guelph-Wellington||$18.10||$19.95||10.2%|
|Hastings & Prince Edward||East||$17.95||$19.05||6.1%|
|Leeds, Grenville, & Lanark||East||$18.25||$19.05||4.4%|
|London & Middlesex||London Elgin Oxford||$16.55||$18.05||9.1%|
|Perth & Huron||Grey Bruce Perth Huron Simcoe||$17.95||$20.70||15.3%|
|Sault Ste. Marie||North||$16.20||$19.70||21.6%|
|Simcoe County||Grey Bruce Perth Huron Simcoe||$19.05||$20.70||8.7%|
|St. Thomas & Elgin||London Elgin Oxford||$16.57||$18.05||8.9%|
|United Counties of Prescott & Russell||East||$17.15||$19.05||11.1%|
|Waterloo Region||Dufferin Waterloo Guelph-Wellington||$17.20||$19.95||16.0%|