The northern capital will be one of the pit stops for the Fair Wages Commission, who are seeking input on ways to close the divide between the minimum and a living wage.

According to the Ministry of Labour, a living wage is defined as the hourly rate at which a household can meet its basic needs based on the actual costs of living in a specific community.

A living wage is generally higher than a minimum wage because it considers what earners in a family need to bring home based on the actual costs of living in a specific community. The minimum wage is the legislated minimum set by the provincial government.

The Fair Wages Commission wants to hear from British Columbians on how to close the gap between a living and minimum wage in communities.

The commission will hold in-person presentations in eight B.C. communities. Anyone wishing to present their views in person to the commission is asked to book a time in advance, using this email. All meetings will be open to the public.

They will be in Prince George on May 13th, however, the venue has not been posted yet.