Working for a Living, Not Living for Work

The Halifax Living Wage 2015
June 1, 2015
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This study uses the Canadian Living Wage Framework to calculate the living wage for Halifax. It takes into account major expenses as well as taxes and transfers for families raising young children in Halifax based on a 35 hour work week for 52 weeks. This calculation ensures a standard of living that promotes well-being and social inclusion for the diversity of families in our community, including single parent families and unattached individuals. 

For those seeking to calculate the living wage in other Nova Scotian communities, download the living wage calculation guide and spreadsheet (below).