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, the cost of living can have a tremendous impact on your lifestyle. Here’s what you need to make to live comfortably in Calgary:

Minimum Wage vs Living Wage

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.

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 healthcare field within only three months of graduation.

Entry-Level Healthcare Wages

For example, Health Care Aides 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.

Talk to Our Admissions Team Today

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.