The concept of a Living Wage is bigger than income. It’s about quality of life. It’s about ensuring our neighbours can afford to pay their rent and buy nutritious food. It’s about ensuring our workers are healthy and able to pay for transportation to get to work every day. It’s about ensuring our children are given sufficient social and educational opportunities so they can flourish. The calculation is based on the living expenses of a family of four in Perth Huron with both adults working full-time for 35 hours a week each, once government transfers and deductions have been taken into account.
For 2019, the Social Research and Planning Council have released the Living Wage as $17.55 per hour. Please click here for the Report Summary.
For the Full 2015 Report, please click here.
To learn more about becoming a Living Wage Employer, please click here.
For the October 4, 2019 Quarterly Report featuring the Living Wage, please click here.
Our Living Wage Employers for Perth-Huron Counties are:
A Touch of Dutch Landscaping and Garden Services Ltd.
Bluewater Recycling Association
B.M. Ross and Associates Limited
The County of Huron
Drummond Brothers Landscaping
Libro Credit Union
The Local Community Food Centre
MacLeods Scottish Shop
Mornington Communications Cooperative Ltd.
The Municipality of North Perth
The North Perth Chamber of Commerce
On Stage Dance Studio
Partners Paint and Paper
Peter Maranger and Associates Inc., The Co-operators
Point Farms Market and Miniature Golf
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.
Ross Yantzi's Pavestone Plus
United Way Perth-Huron
Ward and Uptigrove Chartered Professional Accountants
Woodcock Brothers Transportation Group