5 New & 15 Updated Living Wage Rates Released

It’s Living Wage Week, when we at the Ontario Living Wage Network release the latest living wage calculations for each region we’re active in.

These are brand new regions:

Region Rate
Haldimand Norfolk $16.58
Renfrew $16.80
Prescott Russell $17.15
Hastings Prince Edward $17.35
Grey Bruce $18.39

And here are the updated rates:

Region Rate Year Previous % change
London $16.20 2019 $15.53 4.31%
Thunder Bay $16.21 2019 $16.05 1.00%
Chatham-Kent $16.33 2019 $15.86 2.96%
Waterloo Region $16.35 2019 $16.15 1.24%
Hamilton $16.45 2019 $15.85 3.66%
Sudbury $16.98 2019 $16.18 4.94%
Guelph Wellington $17.00 2019 $16.90 0.59%
Leeds Grenville Lanark $17.21 2019 $17.07 0.82%
Perth and Huron 17.55 2019 $17.44 0.63%
Kingston $17.57 2019 $17.29 1.62%
Peterborough $17.63 2019 $17.65 -0.11%
Niagara Region $18.12 2019 $17.99 0.72%
Ottawa $18.42 2019 $18.21 1.15%
Halton $20.38 2019 $17.95 13.54%
Toronto $22.08 2019 $21.75 1.52%

Rates with big jumps over the last calculation are where there have been a few year’s lag in the updates.

We’re happy to report that because of the number of updated and new rates, we are earning plenty of media coverage. This is almost always followed by a surge in new business and organizations looking to become certified living wage employers.

We currently have over 250 such employers, and that means that 6,829 full-time, 1,560 part-time, 86 trainee, and 421 Contract workers earn at least a minimum wage.

Thanks for reading,
Craig Pickthorne
Communications and Development Coordinator
416-655-7609
craig@ontariolivingwage.ca
www.ontariolivingwage.ca

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