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New Vancouver Living Wage 2023 and All 19 B.C. Regions

Last Updated On 14 November 2023, 8:14 AM EST (Toronto Time)

The new Vancouver living wage 2023 revealed by the Living Wage for Families BC shows a surge of 6.6% to $25.68 from $24.08 in 2022.

There is a difference of $8.93 between this living wage rate in Metro Vancouver and the general provincial minimum wage raised on June 1, 2023.

According to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ research, one-third of Metro Vancouver’s two-parent households do not earn the living wage to meet their household ends.

The living wage in Greater Victoria is $25.40 an hour, while in Kelown it is now $24.60 per hour.

These results follow the release of the most recent Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada, which revealed that one in three Canadian households is having financial difficulties.

Basic necessities such as housing, food, childcare, transportation, health care costs not covered by the provincial medical services plan, phone and internet, clothing, and education were all taken into consideration for the living wage report.

It also examines emergency savings and supplemental costs, such as household supplies and toiletries.

New Vancouver Living Wage 2023 Much Higher Than Minimum Wage

The costs of paying off debt or interest, saving for a down payment on a house, retiring, or sending a child to college are not included in the calculations.

Furthermore, it does not account for taking care of a sick family member, which has led some to contend that making a livable wage is not the same as making enough money to live comfortably in real life.

New Living Wage Rates in All 19 B.C. Areas

  • Metro Vancouver: $25.68
  • Clayoquot Sound: $26.51
  • Columbia Valley $22.63
  • Comox Valley: $22.02
  • Cowichan Valley $25.20
  • Daajing Giids: $26.25
  • Dawson Creek $20.64
  • Fraser Valley: $20.66
  • Golden $25.78
  • Kamloops $20.91
  • Kelowna $24.60
  • Nanaimo $22.87
  • Nelson $21.14
  • Powell River $25.06
  • Prince George: $22.09
  • Revelstoke $24.60
  • Sunshine Coast: $25.61
  • Trail $21.55
  • Victoria $25.40
new vancouver living wage 2023

List of Employers That Pay Living Wage

  • Agility Technologies Corporation
  • Arch Engineers
  • Aunt Leah’s Place
  • BC Moving and Storage LTD
  • Bee’s Knees Garden and Landscape
  • Briteweb
  • Brood Care Inc.
  • Central Park Farms
  • Chandos Construction
  • Computrol Fuel Systems Inc.
  • DLP Electrical Ltd.
  • East River Gardens
  • Energy Network Services
  • Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society
  • Habetin Homes Ltd.
  • Hi-Performance Distributors
  • Hogan’s Alley Society
  • Kontur Geotechnical Consultants Inc.
  • Koome Urban Forestry Ltd.
  • Lìonra Agency Inc
  • McCuaig & Associates Engineering Ltd.
  • Provincial Moving & Storage (2022) Ltd.
  • Savage Society
  • SES Consulting
  • Signal West Contracting Ltd.
  • Smart Investments & Insurance Services Ltd
  • Sol-Mar Landscaping
  • Stay Wild natural Health
  • Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society
  • Tectonic Architecture
  • The Grounds Guys of Abbotsford
  • The North Shore Restorative Justice Society
  • United Way Southern Vancouver Island
  • Uptown Moving
  • WATSON Advisors Inc.
  • 221A Artist Run Centre Society
  • Allevato Quail & Roy
  • Bakau Consulting Inc.
  • Bardel Entertainment Inc
  • Bath Investments Ltd.
  • BC Food & Beverage
  • BC Society of Landscape Architects
  • BCDHA/CDA Alliance
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley
  • Blue Lime Property Maintenance Ltd.
  • Brightside Community Homes Foundation
  • British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
  • British Columbia Non-Profit housing Association
  • British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
  • Burrard Podiatry
  • Café Etico Inc.
  • Capilano Students’ Union
  • Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects
  • Catalyst Community Development Society
  • City of Port Coquitlam
  • City of Quesnel
  • City of Victoria
  • CityState Consulting Group
  • Close to Home Organics Ltd.
  • Coast Consignment
  • CoDevelopment Canada Association
  • Community Futures Boundary
  • Community Social Planning Council
  • CommunityPlus Care Ltd
  • Comox Valley Senior Support
  • Continuum Architecture Inc.
  • Craine Projects Ltd.
  • CTRS Solutions Limited
  • Demolition Impossible Contracting Inc.
  • Design Therapy Inc
  • Discovery Inspections & Drain Doctors
  • Dogwood
  • Drawing Change
  • Elemental Gardens
  • ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.
  • Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC
  • Froggy Pad Group Daycare
  • Glen Valley Organic Farm
  • Gnome and Gardens Organic Landcare
  • Goodbye Graffiti Vancouver
  • Grand Forks and District Public Library
  • Green Island Builders
  • Hakai Energy Solutions Inc
  • Hastings Labour Law Office LLP
  • Heart Lake Farm
  • Home Spritz Inc.
  • hua foundation
  • Huberman Law Group
  • Inform Planning
  • Insight Specialty Consulting
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services
  • Jenkins Construction Ltd.
  • Jillian Harris Design Inc
  • Judy Stoyko Landscape Architecture
  • Just Mechanical Ltd
  • Khora Architecture + Interiors
  • Kinsol Timber Systems LTD.
  • LADR Landscape Architects Inc.
  • Langara Faculty Association
  • Local Practice Architecture + Design Ltd.
  • Long Life Windows & Doors Ltd.
  • Lover’s Tempo Design Inc
  • Meadow Montessori School
  • Metric Strategies
  • MidSea Engineering Ltd.
  • Mission Community Skills Centre
  • Modern PURAIR Greater Vancouver
  • MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement Inc.
  • Music on Main Society
  • Mustang Landscape & Design Ltd.
  • Naturally Urban · Pet Store · To Your Dog
  • Nickel Plate Nordic Centre
  • Nikkei Ramen-ya
  • Osoyoos Credit Union
  • P.S. Pianos
  • Pacific Community Resources Society
  • Pacific Mattress Recycling Inc.
  • PARC Communities Management Ltd.
  • Parent Support Services Society
  • Perkins & Will
  • PFS Studio
  • Pulpfiction Books
  • Quality One Home Services
  • Ralph’s Radio Ltd.
  • Ratio Architecture Interior design +panning
  • Reach CPA Inc
  • Realize Strategies Co-operative
  • Renewal Funds Management Company Ltd
  • Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club
  • RJS Construction Ltd
  • Royal Printers Ltd.
  • SAH Disaster Restoration Services Ltd.
  • School District No.40 New Westminster
  • SCY Society for Children and Youth of BC
  • Second Harvest Canada
  • SkyHive
  • SLA Architects
  • Stratascape Property Maintenance Inc
  • studioHuB architects ltd.
  • Summerland Credit Union
  • Sun Porch Homes Ltd.
  • Sunshine Coast Community Foundation
  • The Jilly Box Inc
  • The NOW Group
  • The Yoga Outreach Society
  • Trash City Garbage Removal Company Inc. DBA Goodbye Garbage
  • Umbrella Property Services
  • Umbrella Society
  • United Way British Columbia
  • Urban Arts Architecture Inc.
  • Urban Solar Corp
  • Vancouver & District Labour Council
  • Vancouver Premier Contracting & Eco Property Maintenance
  • West Coast Building Restoration Inc.
  • West Coast Flotation Systems
  • West Coast LEAF Association
  • West Vancouver Community Foundation
  • Worker Solidarity Network
  • Zenith Commissioning Consulting Ltd.
  • ZN Advisory Services Inc.
  • SierraSil Health Inc.
  • Wild Forager Catering

How much is the minimum wage in BC?

The minimum wage in British Columbia is $16.75 per hour effective June 1, 2023, following the province’s announcement in 2022 that it would be subject to inflation going forward.


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