Craig Pickthorne

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    Living Wage Canada is a federally incorporated non-profit that conducts operations in Ontario as the Ontario Living Wage Network. We also work with other living wage campaigns across Canada to share knowledge and coordinate our efforts. 

    This address replaces, formerly operated by the Tamarak Institute. We are in the process of porting over their past content. In the meantime, archived snapshots may be viewed via the Wayback Machine.

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    Contact Living Wage Canada

    Please leave your questions and details in this form. We will never share or publish your information. 

    If you are looking for information on B.C or Alberta living wage rates and employer certification, please contact them directly: 

    For media inquiries, please contact Craig Pickthorne, Communications Coordinator:

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    A living wage is the hourly wage a worker needs to earn to cover their basic expenses and participate in their community.

    A living wage is not the same as the minimum wage, which is the legislated minimum all employers must pay and is set by the provincial government. The living wage reflects what people need to earn to cover the actual costs of living in their community, and draws on community-specific data to determine the expenses. Living wage employers voluntarily decide to pay a living wage and maintain their certification as new rates are calculated for their area.

    Find your local living wage rate calculations / certified living wage employers:


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