Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, British Columbia on a map

Population: 2,504,300 (2015)
Minimum Wage: $10.85/hr (as of September 15, 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.5% (July 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 36 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 1156 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Individuals estimated to be

  • homeless: 1847 (2016)
  • unsheltered: 539 (2016)
  • living on the streets: 957 (2014)
  • sheltered: 1308 (2016)
  • living in facilities (emergency/transitional beds): 1820 (2014)

HOUSING

No. of families on housing wait list: 2,800 (2010)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 0.8% (October 2015
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1360/mo (Fall 2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $610 (2010)