This Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) report shows that the 2021 hourly living wage calculation for Niagara region is established to be $18.90/hour.
The living wage was last calculated in 2019 at $18.12, so this represents an hourly increase of $0.78 over a two-year period.
A living wage reflects what earners in a household need to be paid based on the actual costs of living and being included in a specific community. A living wage is not the same as the legislated minimum wage. It is a voluntary commitment that employers can make to compensate directly-employed and contract-employed full-time and part-time workers.
Published By: Niagara Poverty Reduction Network
Publication Date: November, 2021
Click here to access the report: Calculating the Living Wage in Niagara region 2021
Click here to access the related report: Calculating the Cost of Living in Niagara region 2021