Edmonton

Edmonton, AB
Edmonton, Alberta on a map

Population: 899,447 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 8.7% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $13.60/hr (as of October 1, 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 9 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 760 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Number of people estimated to be homeless: 1,752 (2016)
  • Of these individuals, the estimated number:
    • unsheltered (living on the streets): 388 (2016)
    • provisionally accommodated (hotel/motel, addictions facility): 619 (2016)
    • sheltered (emergency shelter, supportive housing): 745 (2016)

HOUSING

  • Number of Capital Regional Housing social housing rental units: 4,500 (2016)
  • Number of Capital Regional Housing affordable housing rental units: 40 (2016)
  • Current needs: 19000 (approx) (2012) 
  • Apartment vacancy rate: 4.2% (October 2015
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $850/month (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1000/month (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1229/month (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual): $424 (August 2016
  • Number of individuals who received assistance from Edmonton Food Bank in 2017: >20,000 (approx., monthly) (2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • As pecent of total homelessness: 51% (2016)
  • Percentage of Aboriginal householes in core housing need: 20.9% (2011)
  • Over 2/3 of females experiencing homelessness are Indigenous (2016