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Should Everyone Earn at Least a Living Wage?

July 27, 2022

APEC estimates that 432,000 workers, or 43% of all employees in the Atlantic region, earned less than a living wage in 2019. In Canada, a living wage is typically defined as the hourly rate that two full-time workers require to meet the basic needs of their household. Living wages are much higher than provincially legislated minimum wages. 

APEC’s latest Policy ViewPoint explains the concept of a living wage, describes who might benefit from a living wage, and examines potential implications of implementing living wage policies.

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July 27, 2022

Should Everyone Earn at Least a Living Wage?

 

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