Consumer Price Index

Council policy states that the City of West Kelowna will apply the annual British Columbia Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate to those contracts, agreements and rates that are linked to CPI increases.

The annual index is produced by Statistics Canada by the end of January each year and British Columbia data is summarized by Statistics BC:

CPI's & Contract Increases

Contracts that have more than a one year term usually provide for periodic rate adjustments with the CPI index being the most common basis for those changes. For consistency and clarity, Council felt it would be beneficial to have an officially recognized CPI, which the City of West Kelowna would use to determine the contract increases.

Contracts that pre-date Council's June 28, 2011 policy decision are covered by whatever provisions already existed in those agreements. Going forward, the BC CPI will guide staff in negotiating terms of future contracts.

Learn More

For more information on the BC Consumer Price Index or to obtain information regarding BC Economic Statistics and Population and Demographics figures, please visit the BC Statistics website.