Study shows Saskatchewan minimum wage inadequate

Regina Living Wage Study_Jan 2014 In order to earn a living wage, a Regina resident would need to make $16.46 per hour – much more than the provincial minimum wage of $10 per hour according to a study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).  The study shows that in order to meet basic needs based on the actual cost of living experienced in Regina and avoid falling into poverty, the average Regina family with two working parents and two children would need to earn $16.46 per hour for an annual living wage income working full time of $58, 200. Yet, in 2011, nearly a quarter of Regina families earned less than the living wage.

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