The Living Wage research Project will seek to produce baseline statistics on benefits, costs, demographics and other critical aspects of the movement underway to bring wages at the low end of the pay spectrum to a livable levels. There are two areas of focus:
1) Low Wage Research Using the Labour Force Survey Micro File to assess the various demographics, costs and benefits. A simulation of 2016 using an agent based approach of Workers and Employers is under construction. A three part research project is underway.
2) A new Quarterly Index will be released in the 3rd quarter of the 2017 to monitor the levels of all workers in Canada making $15 and less per hour. It will be released for all provinces and include many critcial demographics. It will be released in a downloabable format and online format.