Mapped: Where the poorest Canadians live

Many northern prairies households earn $40,000 or less

The flip-side of our wealthiest households map are those on the other end of the spectrum. This map shows those places where at least half of all households earned less than $40,000 in 2011. You’ll notice there’s considerably more coloured areas on this map than its counterpart.

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Mapped: Where the poorest Canadians live

  1. I’m almost surprised as to why Windsor-Essex isn’t here ?
    … considering the amount of unemployed, and TFW’s here.

  2. There are definitive patterns in the map. First one is FN areas have some overlay, next one is east coast and more socialist areas.

    $40,000 is about 20$/hr for full time work. Isn’t really bad if you have G12 or less for education but does clearly show that in tax-debt inflated Canada, it really isn’t that much. While its more than Americans make in the same cut, higher taxes, higher costs of living because of hidden taxes makes this income not much. To illustrate: (life costs, not per year)

    Canadians have to earn $1,400,000 to pay $700,000 in total taxes, $300,000 in fair interest, to buy a $400,000 home that is $200,000 in labour, fees, tariffs and other taxes to build the tax-debt out $200,000 home.

    Mexican earns $200,000 to pay $40,000 in taxes, $40,000 in interest to buy a $120,000 home. (Also pays a whole lost less in city/utility/education taxes too).

    American earns $360,000 to pay $60,000 in taxes, $50,000 in interest to buy a $250,000 home. (Also pays a whole lost less in city/utility/education taxes too).

    Isn’t what you gross, its the value of what you have. In this world, $40,000 is a HUGE wage level, in Canada, after our tax-debt inflated pricing it isn’t really much at all. But it is why we are uncompetitive, as we need inflated incomes to live here.

    Now try living on Ottawa CPP disability, now thats poverty. Better off on welfare, FN or immigration assistances.

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