Among our midst, we have: - people who are disabled and working - people who are living on a fixed income, like a pension - people who work at jobs that provide a wide variety of remuneration What makes one "poor"? Obviously depends a great deal on prices of various commodities. Rent is pretty cheap in the Yukon/NWT. Groceries are outrageous. Similarly, Newfoundland. Major urban centres - notably Vancouver. Victoria, Toronto - have huge housing price problems that trickle down to rental prices. But there's almost always a No Frills nearby.