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If you work full-time, you should be able to make ends meet where you live. What else is work for, if not to pay your bills?

The living wage is what a worker needs to earn, per hour, in order to make ends meet where they live.

The Ontario Living Wage Network is responsible for the calculations for the regions across¬† Ontario. Here’s how they do their calculations,

We look at major expenses that workers face such as shelter costs, transportation, childcare, and food. We also consider other expenses such as internet access, a modest annual vacation, and clothing. Any applicable government taxes, transfers, and benefits are factored in as well, and what we get is an hourly wage that a worker must earn in order to make ends meet where they live.”

To learn more about the living wage for Halton please see CDH Data Watch report on the Living Wage, for 2023.