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


New recruitment requirements for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are effective as of August 28, 2017

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:

Median hourly wages by province or territory
Province/Territory Wages prior to May 3, 2018
2016 Wage ($/hour)
Wages as of May 3, 2018
2017 Wage ($/hour)
Alberta $25.89 $26.40
British Columbia $22.50 $23.00
Manitoba $20.00 $20.83
New Brunswick $18.90 $19.35
Newfoundland and Labrador $20.31 $21.98
Northwest Territories $32.00 $32.00
Nova Scotia $19.49 $20.00
Nunavut $30.00 $31.00
Ontario $22.12 $22.50
Prince Edward Island $18.44 $19.00
Quebec $21.00 $21.75
Saskatchewan $23.60 $24.00
Yukon $28.00 $28.00

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2016 and 2017

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