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2019 Living Wage

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:

1 in 2 Households in Perth-Huron Earn Less Than A Living Wage

 

If you would like a printed copy of the 2019 Living Wage report, please contact the Social Research and Planning Council at srpc@perthhuron.unitedway.ca 

 
 
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