Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie, AB
Grande Prairie, Alberta on a map

Total Community Population: 68,556 (2015)
Unemployment Rate: 7.8% (as of July 2016)
Minimum Wage: $12.20/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 106 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be homeless: 166 (2014)

  • living on the streets: 854 (2009)
  • living in emergecy shelters: 111 (2014)
  • living in facilities (incl. emergency beds): 3,111 (2009)
  • street count: 55 (2014)
  • living in core housing need: 2,110 (2011)

HOUSING
No. of public & subsidized housing units: 1,237 (2009)
No. of clients on housing wait list: 849 (2011)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 10.4% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $944/mo (2013)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,200/mo (2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single household/mo): $ 583 (2012)
No. of Individuals Receiving Rental Subsidies: 2,295 (2009)