Starting April 2017, the low income monthly pass are provided on a sliding scale, which is a pricing system that assesses income and assign a purchase price based on income. It means the less a resident earns, the less he/she will need to pay for a low income monthly pass.
The sliding scale is based on the applicant’s income and the number of people in his/her household or other qualifying factors. Following is the sliding scale table from the City of Calgary:
Table source: the City of Calgary
To be eligible for the low income monthly pass, an applicant must be a resident of Calgary, and must be approved for the Fair Entry program. To learn about the Fair Entry, you can visit the City of Calgary’s website.