The 2022 living wage update comes alongside the fastest increases to the cost of living seen since the early 1980s. These increases are placing financial pressure on low-wage workers, amplifying calls for the adoption of a living wage in Manitoba.
Using local cost-of-living data for three Manitoba cities, including rental, transportation, and food costs, we calculate the wage required for working families to achieve a decent standard of living. A family of four, with two working parents, must earn $18.34 per hour in Winnipeg, $16.25 per hour in Thompson, and $15.66 per hour in Brandon to cover all basic household expenditures.
Grant: Community-Driven Solutions to Poverty: Challenges and Possibilities - 2020-2027
Category: Community Economic Development, Education, Training, and Capacity Building