The prevailing wage for jobs in Canada were recently updated on September 25, 2017 for many industries.

Work permit applications filed on or after September 25th should ensure to meet the new prevailing wage, which is set by the Employment and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada (ESDC).

It is possible that pending applications, such as work permits and Labour Market Impact Assessment applications, may be impacted by the change as well.  Employers may be requested to amend the wage according to the new requirement.

Applications that are affected by the new prevailing wage requirement are Intra Company Transfer Work Permits, LMIA non-Global Talent Strategy, LMIA Global Talent Stream, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), as well as Permanent Residence.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.