Unless an employer is hiring agricultural or seasonal agricultural workers, selection must be made between LMIA low-wage or high-wage streams.
Basically, the wage offered determines under which stream to apply. If the salary is at or higher than a provincial or territorial median hourly wage, then the high-wage stream, if below – the low-wage stream.
For instance, in Ontario, the provincial median wage is 23.08 $/hour. Thus, if the Canadian employer offers 24 $/hour to a temporary foreign worker, then the correct LMIA application will be under the high-wage stream.