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Legal rule/Regulation

Employers now authorized to pay skilled temporary foreign workers 15% less than local workers

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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada


A wage up to 15% less than the posted wage will be accepted provided that the wage is the same wage paid to Canadian or permanent resident employees in the same occupation. Employer opting to pay less than the posted wage may be subjected to a compliance review. HRSDC/Service Canada will issue a negative A-LMO if the wage offered to the TFW is more than 15% below the posted wage.

Issuing organization

Human Resources and Skill Development Canada

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Economic sectors

Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Other, Mine labourers, and Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

Content types

Policy analysis

Target groups

Employers, agencies and their representatives

Regulation domains

Labour standards, Determination fair wages and labour shortage, and Right to equality (national origin)

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, and Nova Scotia

Spheres of activity

Law, Management of human resources, and Political science


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