Minimum Living in Alberta
It wasn exactly glamorous. Anyone garnering similar work will tell you horror stories of sweeping up entire bags of spilled flour or dropping a carton of eggs amid hundreds of angry shoppers.
But for all my troubles, I made $7 per hour. It wasn bad for someone with so few commitments most of my cash went toward essentials like sour candy and video games.
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In fact, Alberta minimum wage of $8.80 ranks second rolex watches for sale lowest among all Canadian provinces and te rolex watches for sale rritories.
British Columbia still lags behind at $8.75; however, the province is planning to bump that rate up to $9.50 in November and to $10.25 next May. Other provi rolex watches for sale nces range between $9 to $11.
My question: Can someone really survive in Calgary on our present minimum wage?
To find out, my girlfriend and I have decided to live solely off two minimum wage incomes for the entire month of June.
After all of our regular bills, we each be left with little more than $100 to spend weekly on basic necessities like food, fuel and, hopefully, entertainment.