POLICY NOTICE

FSD 56 - Foreign Service Incentive Allowances

FSD 56.10 - Post Specific Allowance (PSA) - Appendix B

1.      The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has been delegated to revise Appendix B to FSD 56, on the recommendation of the appropriate foreign service interdepartmental co-ordinating committee, in accordance with the methodology agreed to in the National Joint Council Committee on Foreign Service Directives.

2.      As per FSD 56.10 (b), Appendix B has been updated, reflecting 80% of return full (Y) economy air fare from the post to the employee's headquarters city. Where a Y fare is not available for a specific post, 100% of the Y2 fare is used for that post.

3.      The table below reflects these PSA rates effective June 1, 2008.

Post
(alphabetical order)

PSA
2008

Abidjan

5,933

Abu Dhabi

3,253

Abuja

6,061

Accra

4,603

Addis Ababa

3,308

Algiers

4,625

Almaty

5,795

Amman

3,788

Anchorage

3,583

Ankara

5,465

Athens

4,803

Atlanta

1,831

Auckland

5,486

Baghdad

3,641

Bamako

6,310

Bandar Seri Begawan

5,232

Bangkok

4,684

Barcelona

4,944

Beijing

4,765

Beirut

3,423

Belgrade

4,919

Berlin

4,500

Bern

5,811

Bogota

1,545

Boston

2,175

Brasilia

3,487

Bratislava

6,530

Bridgetown

2,555

Brussels

5,247

Bucharest

4,934

Budapest

5,046

Buenos Aires

2,826

Buffalo

1,078

Cairo

2,508

Canberra

7,322

Cape Town

4,164

Caracas

1,730

Chandigarh

4,858

Chennai

3,611

Chicago

1,767

Chongqing

6,182

Colombo

5,141

Colorado Springs

2,217

Copenhagen

4,560

Dakar

6,728

Dallas

2,314

Damascus

5,449

Dar es Salaam

5,533

Delhi

3,558

Denver

2,117

Detroit

1,797

Dhaka

3,528

Dubai

3,393

Dublin

4,405

Düsseldorf

4,376

Geneva

5,395

Georgetown

2,325

Guadalajara

1,635

Guangzhou

5,385

Guatemala

1,616

Hague

6,053

Hamburg

4,376

Hanoi

4,783

Harare

4,363

Havana

1,396

Helsinki

4,978

Ho Chi Minh

4,701

Hong Kong

3,829

Houston

2,490

Islamabad

2,827

Jakarta

5,346

Johannesburg

4,176

Kabul

4,106

Kandahar

3,393

Kathmandu

3,632

Khartoum

5,937

Kigali

4,679

Kingston, Jamaica

1,283

Kinshasa

4,068

Kuala Lumpur

5,176

Kuwait City

3,238

Kyiv

4,467

La Paz

2,222

Lagos

5,891

Libreville

5,479

Lilongwe

5,080

Lima

2,239

Lisbon

5,437

London

2,868

Los Angeles

2,326

Lusaka

5,299

Madrid

5,363

Managua

1,353

Manila

4,381

Maputo

5,833

Mexico

1,523

Miami

2,123

Minneapolis

2,289

Monterrey

1,665

Montevideo

2,980

Moscow

5,983

Mumbai

3,583

Munich

4,386

Nagoya

7,862

Nairobi

6,187

New York

1,917

Niamey

5,636

Oslo

4,652

Ouagadougou

5,660

Panama City

1,293

Paris

5,162

Philadelphia

1,593

Phnom Penh

4,613

Phoenix

2,536

Port-au-Prince

2,726

Port of Spain

1,804

Prague

6,376

Pretoria

4,307

Princeton

1,257

Pristina

5,191

Quito

1,561

Rabat

4,808

Raleigh-Durham

1,317

Ramallah

5,427

Reykjavik

3,418

Riga

5,016

Rio de Janeiro

2,459

Riyadh

3,583

Rome

4,454

San Diego

2,700

San Fransisco

3,281

San Jose, Costa Rica

1,261

San Jose, USA

2,765

San Salvador

1,434

Santiago

2,987

Santo Domingo

1,928

Sao Paulo

2,468

Sarajevo

5,116

Seattle

3,018

Seoul

3,454

Shanghai

4,773

Singapore

5,332

Stockholm

4,202

Sydney

7,403

Taipei

5,891

Tegucigalpa

2,687

Tehran

2,125

Tel Aviv

5,103

Tokyo

7,288

Tripoli

3,653

Tucson

2,776

Tunis

3,810

Vatican

4,502

Vienna

6,097

Vilnius

5,724

Warsaw

5,948

Washington, D.C.

2,089

Wellington

6,887

Yaounde

6,158

Zagreb

5,545

Enquiries

Requests for more information or clarification should be addressed to departmental designated officials.

Designated departmental officials may contact either:

Cynthia Nash
Senior Policy Analyst
Excluded Groups and Administrative Policies
Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat
Telephone (613) 946-3714
Fax (613) 952-3002
Cynthia.Nash@tbs-sct.gc.ca

Kimberley Gowing
Policy Officer
Excluded Groups and Administrative Policies
Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat
Telephone (613) 952-3256
Fax (613) 952-3002
Kim.Gowing@tbs-sct.gc.ca