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IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Canada has released current median hourly wages by province or territory.
What does the change mean? Employers should use the newly published median hourly wages to determine if their employees qualify for a Labour Market Impact Assessment under the Stream for High-wage Positions or the Stream for Low-wage Positions.
Additional information: In Canada, employees who will earn a salary at or above the provincial or territorial median hourly wage must apply under the Stream for High-wage Positions while employees who earn a salary below the provincial or territorial median hourly wage must apply under the Stream for Low-wage Positions. The median hourly wages, in Canadian dollars, are as follows:
Analysis & Comments: Employers should take note of the adjusted median hourly wages when submitting applications for high-wage and low-wage temporary work permit applications. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the work permit application.
This alert was prepared by Garson LLP, an independent law firm, allied with Deloitte LLP in Canada.
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