POLICY NOTICE

Foreign Service Directives
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 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, 2010.

Appendix B - Post Specific Allowance (PSA)

The Table below reflects the PSA rates effective June 1, 2010. (Canadian Dollars Per Annum)

Post

(alphabetical order)

PSA

2010

Abidjan

5,145

Abu Dhabi

3,892

Abuja

4,184

Accra

3,945

Addis Ababa

3,494

Algiers

3,780

Almaty

3,700

Amman

3,988

Anchorage

2,625

Ankara

5,076

Astana

3,732

Athens

4,421

Atlanta

2,553

Auckland

5,116

Baghdad

3,988

Bamako

5,012

Bandar Seri Begawan

6,473

Bangkok

4,060

Barcelona

4,442

Beijing

4,462

Beirut

3,482

Belgrade

4,526

Berlin

4,078

Bern

5,627

Bogota

1,451

Boston

2,920

Brasilia

3,446

Bratislava

6,320

Bridgetown

1,790

Brussels

4,734

Bucharest

4,455

Budapest

4,297

Buenos Aires

3,227

Buffalo

1,417

Cairo

2,755

Canberra

7,235

Cape Town

4,307

Caracas

2,040

Chandigarh

5,260

Chennai

5,134

Chicago

2,503

Chongqing

5,594

Colombo

3,079

Colorado Springs

1,963

Copenhagen

4,909

Dakar

4,848

Dallas

3,142

Damascus

4,714

Dar es Salaam

5,361

Delhi

4,952

Denver

1,883

Detroit

2,477

Dhaka

2,679

Doha

3,860

Dubai

3,857

Dublin

4,203

Düsseldorf

4,072

Geneva

5,459

Georgetown

5,671

Guadalajara

1,732

Guangzhou

6,044

Guatemala

1,813

Hague

4,662

Hamburg

4,064

Hanoi

4,346

Harare

4,441

Havana

1,466

Helsinki

5,242

Ho Chi Minh

4,346

Hong Kong

5,348

Houston

2,469

Islamabad

3,101

Istanbul

4,852

Jakarta

5,079

Johannesburg

4,227

Juba

4,442

Kabul

4,504

Kandahar

4,706

Kathmandu

6,148

Khartoum

6,573

Kigali

6,508

Kingston, Jamaica

1,296

Kinshasa

5,170

Kuala Lumpur

4,360

Kuwait City

3,510

Kyiv

4,658

La Paz

2,300

Lagos

4,375

Libreville

5,195

Lilongwe

5,601

Lima

2,278

Lisbon

5,520

London

2,850

Los Angeles

3,145

Lusaka

4,309

Madrid

4,679

Managua

1,560

Manila

3,950

Maputo

3,450

Mexico

1,645

Miami

2,237

Minneapolis

2,478

Monterrey

1,759

Montevideo

3,595

Moscow

5,508

Mumbai

5,073

Munich

4,327

Nagoya

7,774

Nairobi

4,814

New York

2,647

Niamey

5,239

Oslo

5,028

Ouagadougou

5,108

Palo Alto

4,248

Panama City

1,358

Paris

4,809

Philadelphia

2,122

Phnom Penh

4,361

Phoenix

3,298

Port-au-Prince

1,773

Port of Spain

1,875

Prague

5,801

Pretoria

4,227

Pristina

4,314

Quito

1,682

Rabat

4,043

Raleigh-Durham

1,892

Ramallah

2,869

Reykjavik

1,668

Riga

4,482

Rio de Janeiro

3,095

Riyadh

3,359

Rome

4,002

San Diego

2,861

San Francisco

4,717

San Jose, Costa Rica

1,332

San Jose, USA

2,602

San Salvador

1,533

Santiago

3,694

Santo Domingo

1,461

Sao Paulo

3,082

Sarajevo

5,001

Seattle

3,913

Seoul

3,787

Shanghai

4,479

Singapore

5,819

Stockholm

4,385

Sydney

6,936

Taipei

2,870

Tegucigalpa

1,583

Tehran

5,182

Tel Aviv

2,786

Tokyo

7,769

Tripoli

2,776

Tucson

4,277

Tunis

3,192

Ulaanbaatar

5,066

Vatican

4,002

Vienna

3,350

Vilnius

5,224

Warsaw

4,853

Washington, D.C.

2,572

Wellington

5,406

Yaounde

4,766

Zagreb

5,093

Enquiries

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

Designated departmental officials may contact:

Lynda Cavan
Policy Analyst
Compensation and Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Telephone (613) 952-3256
Fax (613) 952-3002
Lynda.Cavan@tbs-sct.gc.ca