The living wage in Brandon increased by more than a dollar and went up nearly 50 cents in Winnipeg, putting more pressure on low-income families to make ends meet, according to an independent research group’s latest report.

The figures from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives show the living wage for a two-parent, two-child family in Winnipeg went up to $14.54/hr in 2016-17, up from $14.07 a year ago. The living wage in Brandon spiked to $14.55 from $13.41 in 2015-16 and Thompson saw an increase to $15.28 from $13.46.