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

Hire a temporary foreign worker

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

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:

  1. At or above the provincial or territorial median hourly wage, you must apply under the Stream for high-wage positions.
  2. 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

Sources:

  1. Wage rates in column 2 are based on Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey 2019 (1-year average).
  2. Wage rates in column 3 are based on Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey 2019 to 2021 (2-year average).
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