Cost of Living in Calgary

If you’re planning a move to Calgary, you might be worried about finding a good job that will provide for your family and help you pay Calgary rent. Rightfully so.

Unfortunately, the minimum wage in Alberta is only $15 an hour. In order to rent a one-bedroom apartment in Calgary, you’ll need to earn around $20.98 an hour, or $26.97 to rent a two-bedroom.

But don’t lose hope. ABES College can help you find a job that will allow you to secure a better quality of life for your family while advancing your career and paying your bills. We have over a 90% employment rate in the health care field within only three months of graduation.

For example, Health Care Aids make an average of $20 an hour, Community Support Workers make $21.50 an hour, and Unit Clerks make $25 an hour, all of which will allow you to afford to rent a Calgary apartment.

Getting started with ABES is easy. Just meet with an Admissions Advisor to determine the best program and career path for you, then apply for funding. 95% of our students receive full funding, including a cost-of-living allowance.

We know how hard it can be to support your family, especially in a new country. We want to help you find meaningful, stable work in a rewarding field so you can thrive here in Calgary. We can’t wait to meet you and help you get started on your journey.