Hire a temporary foreign worker in a high-wage or low-wage position – Table

New $/hour wages are in force after May 3, 2018 : see here

 

The wage being offered for the position will determine if you need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment under the Stream for High-wage Positions or the Stream for Low-wage Positions, each with their own requirements.

If you are offering a wage to a temporary foreign worker that is:

  • at or above the provincial or territorial median hourly wage, you must apply under the Stream for high-wage positions
  • below the provincial or territorial median hourly wage, you must apply under the Stream for low-wage positions
Median hourly wages by province or territory
Province/Territory Wages prior to April 29, 2017
2015 Wage ($/hour)
Wages as of April 29, 2017
2016 Wage ($/hour)
Alberta $25.38 $25.89
British Columbia $22.60 $22.50
Manitoba $20.00 $20.00
New Brunswick $18.50 $18.90
Newfoundland and Labrador $20.91 $20.31
Northwest Territories $31.25 $32.25
Nova Scotia $19.00 $19.49
Nunavut $28.92 $30.00
Ontario $22.00 $22.12
Prince Edward Island $18.00 $18.44
Quebec $20.60 $21.00
Saskatchewan $22.80 $23.60
Yukon $28.51 $28.00

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