2021 Living Wage Recalculation
In 2009, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) published the Canadian Living Wage Framework: A National Methodology for Calculating the Living Wage in Your Community and the Ontario Family Expense Workbook. The framework defined living wage as the hourly wage a worker needs to earn to cover their basic expenses once government transfers have been added and deductions have been subtracted.
The living wage calculation methodology has been updated over the years by the Ontario Living Wage Network to account for changing population demographics and government policies.
The 2021 living wage calculation for Simcoe County is $19.05.
Check out the Simcoe County 2021 Living Wage Recalculation Report for details on the methodology used.
2018 Living Wage Recalculation
The 2018 living wage calculation for Simcoe County is $18.01.
The Poverty Reduction Task Group will identify future community planning priorities associated with the living wage, including an education and awareness campaign, engaging local employers, and encouraging participation in the Ontario Living Wage Network.