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Minimum Wage and Median Wage in Canada

We all know what minimum wage is but why is median wage important to understand?

If you are hiring through the Labour Market Impact Assessment process (LMIA), and offering a wage to that temporary foreign worker that is:

Wages in Canada as of January 1, 2022

JurisdictionMinimum WageMedian Wage  
Alberta$ 15.00$ 27.28
British Columbia$ 15.20$ 25.00
Manitoba$ 11.95$ 21.60
New Brunswick$ 11.75*$ 20.12
Newfoundland and Labrador$ 12.75$ 23.00
Northwest Territories$ 15.20$ 34.36
Nova Scotia$ 12.95*$ 20.00
Nunavut$ 16.00$ 32.00
Ontario$ 15.00$ 24.04
Prince Edward Island$ 13.00*$ 20.00
Quebec$ 13.50*$ 23.08
Saskatchewan$ 11.81$ 24.55
Yukon$ 15.20$ 30.00
*Increasing in 2022

Sources:

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/median-wage.html

https://www.retailcouncil.org/resources/quick-facts/minimum-wage-by-province/

Written by Rebecca B. Tripp

Originally posted on January 17, 2022.

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