Canadian employers have raised median hourly wages for foreign employees in most territories and provinces. Any employee newly hiring foreign employees needs to comply with the terms spelled out in the Temporary Worker Program (TFWP).
As an employee, you need to look up the provincial, as well as territorial median hourly wages to determine what requirements you should meet when recruiting new workers.
Depending on where your business is located, you need to ensure you apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Other issues that need to be factored in include the wage you offer, as well as the position you need to fill. The LMIA is usually applied under the stream for low-wage or high-wage positions.
This new median wage and all requirements that come with it were rolled out on May 11. Here is everything you need to know about the new changes.
How to go about Hiring During this Coronavirus Pandemic
Even though the coronavirus has come as a surprise, Canada has responded in good time to manage its spread. One way the Canadian government has ensured that the curve flattens is by implementing travel restrictions.
Of course, this has disrupted a lot of business activities, but employers are learning to work around it. Employers need to take caution when hiring workers during these times. Even amid the travel restrictions, we can still see businesses surviving.