Effective October 1st, the minimum wage in Alberta, Canada has increased to $ 15 CAD per hour.

Wages for certain occupations and provinces have also increased by 11.5%, partly driven by the rise in the number of job vacancies for higher-paying occupations.

A few of the prevailing wages for job titles and provinces are below:

Toronto

  • NOC 0213 Computer and Information Systems Manager
    • CAD $ 106,662.40
  • NOC 2171 – Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
    • CAD $ 80,995.20
  • NOC 2173 Software Engineers and Designers
    • CAD $ 95,992.00

Vancouver

  • NOC 0213 Computer and Information Systems Manager
    • CAD $ 90,022.40
  • NOC 2171 – Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
    • CAD $ 81,057.60
  • NOC 2173 Software Engineers and Designers
    • CAD $ 79,996.80

Montreal

  • NOC 0213 Computer and Information Systems Manager
    • CAD $ 101,816.00
  • NOC 2171 – Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
    • CAD $ 74,672.00
  • NOC 2173 Software Engineers and Designers
    • CAD $ 90,667.20

Employers are encouraged to participate in the consultation of occupations of the National Occupational Classification.  Proposals for a change may be submitted here.

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.

Canada/Mexico/United States – Revised Trade Deal Leaves Work Visa Provisions Unchanged

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), reached between Canada, Mexico and the United States late on September 30, 2018, leaves intact the immigration provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which it will replace if ratified.

Qualifying business persons will continue to be able to travel and work under the same rules as before. The USMCA must still be ratified by lawmakers in all three countries.

Chapter 16

The rules for temporary entry for business persons under chapter 16 of the USMCA are essentially unchanged from the corresponding chapter of NAFTA . Chapter 16 establishes the rules for professionals, intra-company transferees, investors, traders and business visitors who are citizens of Canada, Mexico or the United States and who are going to work in one of the other countries who are party to the agreement.


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.