Effective March 31, 2009, employers seeking a LMO to hire a temporary foreign worker in a position in a unionized environment must offer the foreign worker the same wage rate as established under the collective bargaining agreement. Benefits must also be the same as those enjoyed by Canadian employees. Consequently, the amount that must be offered in wages may be more than the prevailing wage rate for that occupation in the geographic location of the position.

Wages for LMOs Sought for Unionized Positions