Canadian Living Wage Framework
Over the past few years, public and private sector employers and municipalities across Canada have been working towards adopting living wage policies. These leaders identified the value of developing a Canadian Living Wage Framework which includes a consistent living wage definition, calculation methodology and strategy for recognizing corporate and community leadership who commit to pass a living wage policy. This national framework provides a definition, methodology, principles and lots of resources that these leaders hope that all communities involved in the living wage movement in Canada will adopt.
Benefits of National Consistency
- A national living wage method standardizes the calculation and allows living wage estimates to be meaningfully compared between different communities
- It increases the credibility and consistency in approaches to policy-makers and employers
- It allows employers who operate in multiple jurisdictions more certainty that the benchmark would be meaningfully and consistently applied in each location.