Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC
Nanaimo, British Columbia on a map

Population: 98,021 (2011)
Minimum Wage: $10.85/hr (as of September 15, 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.4% (for Nanaimo) (June 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 33 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Individuals estimated to be

  • experiencing absolute homelessness: 174 (2016)
  • living in a domestic violence or emergency shelter: 22 (2016)
  • living on the streets: 115 (2011)
  • living in 'hidden homelessness': 137-567 (approx.) (2011)
  • living in transitional housing: 21 (2016)
  • living in a public space: 24 (2016)

HOUSING
Apartment Vacancy Rate: 2.0% (Oct 2015)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $$723/mo. (Oct 2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $610 (2010)
Individuals who accessed social assistance benefits: 4,662 (2007)