POLICY NOTICE 

In accordance with FSD 55.04, the PLA is adjusted to reflect any change in the employee's gross annual salary, where such change results in movement to a higher salary band for the purpose of determining the employee's nominal salary and Post Index adjustment.

In addition, the PLA is adjusted annually on June 1st of each year to reflect the spendable income curve based on the inflation rate reported by the Consumer Price Index for the previous calendar year ending December 31st.  For 2010 this figure is 2.23%.  The change is effective June 1, 2011.

This adjustment recognizes the change in cost of living between the years the income curve is updated by Statistics Canada. The PLA will continue to be revised on a four-year cycle based on the repositioning of the income curve resulting from Statistics Canada's Survey of Household Spending.

The table below reflects the Appendix to FSD 55 - Post Living Allowance effective June 1, 2011.

Salary range

Midpoint/ nominal salary

Adjustment

24,450

25,449

24,950

0.939

25,450

26,449

25,950

0.915

26,450

27,449

26,950

0.890

27,450

28,449

27,950

0.869

28,450

29,449

28,950

0.849

29,450

30,449

29,950

0.830

30,450

31,449

30,950

0.812

31,450

32,449

31,950

0.795

32,450

33,449

32,950

0.780

33,450

34,449

33,950

0.765

34,450

35,449

34,950

0.751

35,450

36,449

35,950

0.738

36,450

37,449

36,950

0.725

37,450

38,449

37,950

0.714

38,450

39,449

38,950

0.702

39,450

40,449

39,950

0.692

40,450

41,449

40,950

0.682

41,450

42,449

41,950

0.673

42,450

43,449

42,950

0.663

43,450

44,449

43,950

0.655

44,450

45,449

44,950

0.647

45,450

46,449

45,950

0.638

46,450

47,449

46,950

0.631

47,450

48,449

47,950

0.624

48,450

49,449

48,950

0.616

49,450

50,449

49,950

0.610

50,450

51,449

50,950

0.603

51,450

52,449

51,950

0.597

52,450

53,449

52,950

0.591

53,450

54,449

53,950

0.585

54,450

55,449

54,950

0.580

55,450

56,449

55,950

0.575

56,450

57,449

56,950

0.569

57,450

58,449

57,950

0.564

58,450

59,449

58,950

0.560

59,450

60,449

59,950

0.555

60,450

61,449

60,950

0.550

61,450

62,449

61,950

0.546

62,450

63,449

62,950

0.542

63,450

64,449

63,950

0.538

64,450

65,449

64,950

0.534

65,450

66,449

65,950

0.530

66,450

67,449

66,950

0.526

67,450

68,449

67,950

0.522

68,450

69,449

68,950

0.519

69,450

70,449

69,950

0.516

70,450

71,449

70,950

0.512

71,450

72,449

71,950

0.509

72,450

73,449

72,950

0.505

73,450

74,449

73,950

0.502

74,450

75,449

74,950

0.500

75,450

76,449

75,950

0.497

76,450

77,449

76,950

0.494

77,450

78,449

77,950

0.492

78,450

79,449

78,950

0.489

79,450

80,449

79,950

0.487

80,450

81,449

80,950

0.484

81,450

82,449

81,950

0.482

82,450

83,449

82,950

0.478

83,450

84,449

83,950

0.476

84,450

85,449

84,950

0.474

85,450

86,449

85,950

0.472

86,450

87,449

86,950

0.470

87,450

88,449

87,950

0.468

88,450

89,449

88,950

0.466

89,450

90,449

89,950

0.463

90,450

91,449

90,950

0.461

91,450

92,449

91,950

0.459

92,450

93,449

92,950

0.457

93,450

94,449

93,950

0.455

94,450

95,449

94,950

0.453

95,450

96,449

95,950

0.452

96,450

97,449

96,950

0.450

97,450

98,449

97,950

0.448

98,450

99,449

98,950

0.447

99,450

99,999

99,725

0.446

100,000

100,000+

100,000

0.445

Formula for Calculating Allowances

1.  Select the salary range in which your annual salary falls.
2.  Take the Midpoint/Nominal salary and multiply by the adjoining adjustment.
3.  Take the product and multiply by the Post Index, e.g. 130, then divide by 100.
4.  Subtract the product of #2 from the result, and you will have your annual Post Living Allowance.
5.  In accordance with the methodology agreed to in the National Joint Council Committee on Foreign Service Directives, the maximum midpoint/nominal salary is $100,000 for the purpose of determining Post Living Allowance.

Example 1

Example 2

Enquiries

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

Designated departmental officials may contact:

Diane Eyre
Senior Policy Analyst
Compensation and Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Telephone (613) 946-3714
Fax (613) 952-3002
Diane.Eyre@tbs-sct.gc.ca

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