POLICY NOTICE

Foreign Service Directives

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 coordinating 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, 2009.

Appendix B - Post Specific Allowance (PSA)

The Table below reflects the PSA rates effective June 1, 2009. (Canadian Dollars Per Annum).

Post
(alphabetical order)

PSA
2009

Abidjan

6,219

Abu Dhabi

4,618

Abuja

6,720

Accra

5,247

Addis Ababa

4,052

Algiers

5,518

Almaty

8,938

Amman

4,673

Anchorage

4,666

Ankara

6,722

Athens

5,350

Atlanta

2,485

Auckland

5,891

Baghdad

4,673

Bamako

5,598

Bandar Seri Begawan

5,933

Bangkok

5,918

Barcelona

5,325

Beijing

5,553

Beirut

5,199

Belgrade

5,495

Berlin

4,717

Bern

6,094

Bogota

1,639

Boston

2,502

Brasilia

3,722

Bratislava

7,566

Bridgetown

4,143

Brussels

5,693

Bucharest

6,272

Budapest

4,821

Buenos Aires

3,585

Buffalo

1,319

Cairo

2,858

Canberra

6,469

Cape Town

4,971

Caracas

2,164

Chandigarh

5,724

Chennai

3,860

Chicago

2,443

Chongqing

7,684

Colombo

5,130

Colorado Springs

2,660

Copenhagen

5,404

Dakar

5,420

Dallas

2,958

Damascus

6,398

Dar es Salaam

4,961

Delhi

3,828

Denver

2,585

Detroit

2,231

Dhaka

3,804

Dubai

4,615

Dublin

5,457

Düsseldorf

4,705

Geneva

6,020

Georgetown

3,210

Guadalajara

2,040

Guangzhou

6,036

Guatemala

2,020

Hague

4,967

Hamburg

4,709

Hanoi

5,163

Harare

5,450

Havana

1,776

Helsinki

6,264

Ho Chi Minh

4,902

Hong Kong

5,767

Houston

3,247

Islamabad

2,883

Jakarta

4,782

Johannesburg

4,672

Kabul

5,306

Kandahar

5,565

Kathmandu

4,121

Khartoum

6,437

Kigali

5,278

Kingston, Jamaica

1,558

Kinshasa

6,989

Kuala Lumpur

3,621

Kuwait City

3,924

Kyiv

5,080

La Paz

2,638

Lagos

6,590

Libreville

5,539

Lilongwe

6,436

Lima

2,957

Lisbon

6,148

London

2,848

Los Angeles

2,983

Lusaka

4,107

Madrid

5,311

Managua

1,657

Manila

4,376

Maputo

4,862

Mexico

2,036

Miami

1,782

Minneapolis

3,104

Monterrey

2,297

Montevideo

3,650

Moscow

6,181

Mumbai

3,559

Munich

4,721

Nagoya

8,502

Nairobi

6,998

New York

2,224

Niamey

5,857

Oslo

5,451

Ouagadougou

5,713

Panama City

1,446

Paris

5,346

Philadelphia

2,199

Phnom Penh

4,952

Phoenix

2,617

Port-au-Prince

2,885

Port of Spain

2,778

Prague

4,912

Pretoria

4,783

Princeton

1,712

Pristina

5,481

Quito

1,951

Rabat

4,680

Raleigh-Durham

1,782

Ramallah

6,177

Reykjavik

2,377

Riga

5,464

Rio de Janeiro

3,249

Riyadh

4,615

Rome

4,900

San Diego

3,593

San Francisco

4,492

San Jose, Costa Rica

1,339

San Jose, USA

3,933

San Salvador

1,649

Santiago

3,625

Santo Domingo

1,815

Sao Paulo

3,744

Sarajevo

5,555

Seattle

3,415

Seoul

3,333

Shanghai

6,037

Singapore

5,196

Stockholm

4,721

Sydney

7,158

Taipei

3,065

Tegucigalpa

1,610

Tehran

2,609

Tel Aviv

6,052

Tokyo

8,137

Tripoli

3,739

Tucson

4,071

Tunis

4,326

Ulaanbaatar

5,085

Vatican

4,900

Vienna

6,340

Vilnius

6,342

Warsaw

5,323

Washington, D.C.

2,700

Wellington

6,262

Yaounde

5,713

Zagreb

6,123

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
Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Telephone (613) 946-3714
Fax (613) 952-3002
Cynthia.Nash@tbs-sct.gc.ca

Kimberley Gowing
Policy Analyst
Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Telephone (613) 952-3256
Fax (613) 952-3002
Kim.Gowing@tbs-sct.gc.ca