Quebec has updated wage guidelines for employers hiring foreign workers


On December 4, 2020, Quebec updated wage guidelines for employers hiring foreign temporary workers for a number of key positions. The new guideline regulates entry, middle and managerial salary ranges for multiple job categories starting December 1. The new guidelines replaced the 2018 edition and include higher salaries for many skilled occupations. For example, the salary of a low-level IT manager rose from $36 to $38 per hour. Healthcare lab technicians’ wage rate has increased from $22 to $26 per hour. At the same time, many middle and higher positions remained unchanged in the new guideline.