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As usual, the answer is “yes, but” you need to know the rules. In general, Canadian employers may increase a salary of foreign workers without getting authorization within a consumer price index – which has been at 2 or 3% to match the inflation.

Recently, we are experiencing a high inflation (up to 7% or more), along with intensive competition for good workers to retain. As a result, employment social development Canada (ESDC) has confirmed today during its update meeting at Canadian Bar Association 2022 annual immigration law conference that Canadian employers may increase the salary of foreign workers up to 7% to match the current inflation.

However, we highly recommend Canadian employers to advise ESDC so that your record is updated and in compliance for future.