Victoria

Victoria, BC
Victoria, British Columbia on a map

Population: 365,300 (2015)
Unemployment Rate: 4.7% (July 2016)
Minimum Wage: $10.85/hr (as of September 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 5 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 145 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Individuals estimated to be

  • living in facilities (incl. emergency beds): 1,785 (2014)
  • living in housing with supports: 535 (2011)
  • homeless: 1,387 (2016)
  • unsheltered: 192 (2016)
  • emergency sheltered: 353 (2016)
  • provisionally accommodated: 842 (2016)

HOUSING
Public & subsidized housing units (#): 7,751 (2011)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 0.6% (October 2015)
Households on housing waiting lists (#): 1,377 (2011)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,140/mo. (Fall 2015)
Number of households in 'core housing need' (#): 1/2 of renters and 1/4 of owners (2012)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $610 (2010)
Individuals accessing income supports (#): 724 (2010/11)