POLICY NOTICE

Foreign Service Directives

Please note that amendments have been made to certain allowances.  All amendments are effective June 1, 2011.

1.         The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has been delegated to revise Appendix B of 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, 2011. The rates are based on return travel to Ottawa.

Appendix B - Post Specific Allowance (PSA)

The Table below reflects the PSA rates effective June 1, 2011. (Canadian Dollars Per Annum) 

Post
(alphabetical order)

PSA
2011

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

5,311

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

3,788

Abuja, Nigeria

4,104

Accra, Ghana

3,899

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

3,742

Algiers, Algeria

3,838

Amman, Jordan

3,922

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

3,681

Ankara, Turkey

5,546

Astana, Kazakhstan

3,631*

Athens, Greece

4,749

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2,670

Auckland, New Zealand

6,566

Baghdad, Iraq

3,922

Bamako, Mali

5,221

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

6,465

Bangkok, Thailand

5,376

Beijing, China

5,392

Beirut, Lebanon

3,278

Belgrade, Serbia

4,909

Berlin, Germany

4,422

Berne, Switzerland

6,798

Bogotá, Colombia

1,599

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

3,049

Brasilia, Brazil

3,799

Bratislava, Slovakia

6,776

Bridgetown, Barbados

1,724

Brussels, Belgium

5,078

Bucharest, Romania

4,819

Budapest, Hungary

4,687

Buenos Aires, Argentina

3,630

Buffalo, New York, USA

1,491

Cairo, Egypt

2,667

Canberra, Australia

8,651

Caracas, Venezuela

2,197

Chandigarh, India

4,957

Chennai, India

4,822

Chicago, Illinois, USA

2,838

Chongqing, China

5,873

Colombo, Sri Lanka

5,477

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

1,993

Copenhagen, Denmark

5,269

Dakar, Senegal

5,052

Dallas, Texas, USA

3,238

Damascus, Syria

3,835

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

4,135*

Denver, Colorado, USA

2,728

Detroit, Michigan, USA

1,524

Dhaka, Bangladesh

5,486

Doha, Qatar

3,883

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3,805

Dublin, Ireland

4,544

Düsseldorf, Germany

4,424

Geneva, Switzerland

6,474

Georgetown, Guyana

5,513

Guadalajara, Mexico

2,023

Guangzhou, China

5,890

Guatemala, Guatemala

1,446

Hague, Netherlands

4,336

Hamburg, Germany

3,724

Hanoi, Vietnam

5,370

Harare, Zimbabwe

4,161

Havana, Cuba

1,411

Helsinki, Finland

5,605

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

5,373

Hong Kong, China

5,217

Houston, Texas, USA

2,615

Islamabad, Pakistan

4,117

Istanbul, Turkey

5,237

Jakarta, Indonesia

5,272

Johannesburg, South Africa

4,525

Juba, Sudan

4,322

Kabul, Afghanistan

4,224

Kandahar, Afghanistan

4,564

Kathmandu, Nepal

6,014

Khartoum, Sudan

6,086

Kigali, Rwanda

3,149

Kingston, Jamaica

1,391

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

5,158

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5,576

Kuwait City, Kuwait

3,653

Kyiv, Ukraine

4,473

La Paz, Bolivia

3,806

Lagos, Nigeria

4,382

Lilongwe, Malawi

5,439

Lima, Peru

2,622

Lisbon, Portugal

5,940

London, England

3,072

Los Angeles, California, USA

3,209

Lusaka, Zambia

4,042

Madrid, Spain

5,080

Managua, Nicaragua

1,535

Manila, Philippines

5,272

Maputo, Mozambique

3,610

Mexico City, Mexico

1,806

Miami, Florida, USA

2,507

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2,129

Monterrey, Mexico

1,914

Montevideo, Uruguay

3,644

Moscow, Russia

5,608

Mumbai, India

4,969

Munich, Germany

4,428

Nagoya, Japan

9,260

Nairobi, Kenya

4,712

New Delhi, India

4,793

New York, New York, USA

2,773

Niamey, Niger

5,438

Oslo, Norway

5,495

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

5,301

Palo Alto, California, USA

2,383

Panama City, Panama

1,371

Paris, France

4,948

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2,198

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

5,360

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

3,362

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

1,677

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

2,076

Prague, Czech Republic

6,519

Pretoria, South Africa

4,525

Quito, Ecuador

1,812

Rabat, Morocco

4,337

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USA

1,962

Ramallah, West Bank

2,867

Reykjavik, Iceland

1,734

Riga, Latvia

4,765

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3,461

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3,411

Rome, Italy

3,859

San Diego, California, USA

2,933

San Francisco, California, USA

4,772

San José, Costa Rica

1,933

San José, California, USA

2,355

San Salvador, El Salvador

1,522

Santiago, Chile

4,011

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1,534

São Paulo, Brazil

3,416

Seattle, Washington, USA

3,978

Seoul, Republic of Korea

3,764

Shanghai, China

5,337

Singapore, Singapore

5,972

Stockholm, Sweden

5,110

Sydney, Australia, USA

8,300

Taipei, Taiwan

5,840

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

1,499

Tehran, Iran

5,047

Tel Aviv, Israel

2,784

Tokyo, Japan

8,599

Tripoli, Libya

3,053

Tucson, Arizona, USA

2,256

Tunis, Tunisia

3,350

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

5,029*

Vatican City, Vatican

3,859

Vienna, Austria

3,640

Vilnius, Lithuania

5,516

Warsaw, Poland

5,247

Washington, D.C., USA

2,643

Wellington, New Zealand*

6,788

Yaoundé, Cameroon

4,863

Zagreb, Croatia

5,494

* denotes change

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) 952-3929
fsd.dse@tbs-sct.gc.ca

Lynda Cavan
Policy Analyst
Compensation and Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Telephone (613) 952-3256
Fax (613) 952-3929
fsd.dse@tbs-sct.gc.ca