POLICY NOTICE

Foreign Service Directives

FSD 58 – Post Differential Allowance

The Foreign Service Directives Committee has agreed to publish post rating level and special payment updates on a quarterly basis. These levels will be published in January, April, July, and October of each year.

The table below reflects post rating levels and special payment updates as of April 1, 2012. For the most up-to-date rates, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) website: http://lbp.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/documents/fsd-dse/fsddse-eng.asp.

Appendix B - Post Ratings – April 1, 2012

Post

Post Rating Level
(Effective Date)

Temporary Level/
Special Payment
FSD 58.5.1 (Effective Date)

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

V

 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

II

 

Abuja, Nigeria

V

 

Accra, Ghana

IV

 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

V

 

Algiers, Algeria

V

 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

IV

 

Amman, Jordan

IV

 

Ankara, Turkey

III

 

Astana, Kazakhstan

IV

 

Baghdad, Iraq

V

50% (2005/08/01)

Bamako, Mali

V

 

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

II

 

Bangkok, Thailand

III

 

Beijing, China

IV

 

Beirut, Lebanon

IV

 

Belgrade, Serbia

II

 

Bogotá, Colombia

IV

 

Brasilia, Brazil

II

 

Bratislava, Slovakia

I

 

Bridgetown, Barbados

II

 

Bucharest, Romania

III

 

Budapest, Hungary

I (2012/04/01)

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

II

 

Bydgoszcz, Poland

II

 

Cairo, Egypt

IV

 

Caracas, Venezuela

IV

 

Chandigarh, India

IV

 

Chennai, India

IV

 

Chongqing, China

V

 

Clear, Alaska

I

 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

IV

 

Dakar, Senegal

IV

 

Damascus, Syria

IV

V (2011/03/23)

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

IV

 

Dhaka, Bangladesh

V

 

Doha, Qatar

III (2009/02/01)

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

II

 

Durban, South Africa

II

 

Georgetown, Guyana

IV

 

Guadalajara, Mexico

II

 

Guangzhou, China

IV

 

Guatemala, Guatemala

V

 

Hanoi, Vietnam

IV

 

Harare, Zimbabwe

IV

 

Havana, Cuba

III

 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

IV

 

Hong Kong, China

I

 

Islamabad, Pakistan

V

15% (2011/12/01)

Istanbul, Turkey

IV

 

Jakarta, Indonesia

IV

 

Johannesburg, South Africa

III

 

Juba, Sudan

V

 

Kabul, Afghanistan

V

50% (2009/12/01)+ $8,585* (2008/01/18)

Kampala, Uganda

V

 

Kandahar, Afghanistan

V

50% (2006/03/01) + $10,015* (2008/01/18)

Kathmandu, Nepal

V

 

Khartoum, Sudan

V

 

Kyiv, Ukraine

III

 

Kigali, Rwanda

IV

 

Kingston, Jamaica

IV

 

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

V

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

III

 

Kuwait City, Kuwait

III

 

La Paz, Bolivia

IV

 

Lagos, Nigeria

V

 

Lima, Peru

III

 

Lusaka, Zambia

IV

 

Managua, Nicaragua

III

 

Manila, Philippines

III

 

Maputo, Mozambique

IV

 

Mexico, Mexico

III

 

Monterrey, Mexico

IV

 

Montevideo, Uruguay

III

 

Moscow, Russia

IV

 

Mumbai, India

V

 

Nairobi, Kenya

IV

 

Naples, Italy

II

 

New Delhi, India

IV

 

Niamey, Niger

V

 

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

V

 

Panama City, Panama

II

 

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

V

 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

III

 

Prague, Czech Republic

I

 

Pretoria, South Africa

III

 

Quetta, Pakistan

V

40% (2009/02/02)

Quito, Ecuador

III

 

Rabat, Morocco

III

 

Ramallah, West Bank

V

 

Recife, Brazil

III

 

Riga, Latvia

I

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

III

 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

IV

 

San José, Costa Rica

II

 

San Salvador, El Salvador

IV

 

Santiago, Chile

II

 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

IV

 

São Paulo, Brazil

III

 

Seoul, Korea

III

 

Shanghai, China

IV

 

Singapore, Singapore

I

 

Taipei, Taiwan

III

 

Tartu, Estonia

III

 

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

IV

 

Tehran, Iran

IV

 

TelAviv, Israel

III

 

Thule, Denmark

II

 

Tripoli, Libya

III

V + 20% (2012/04/01)

Tunis, Tunisia

II

V (2011/01/16 – 2011/02/05) and III (2011/02/06)

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

V

 

Valparaiso, Chile

II

 

Vilnius, Lithuania

I

 

Warsaw, Poland

II

 

Wellington, India

IV

 

Yaoundé, Cameroon

V (2012/03/01)

 

Zagreb, Croatia

0 (2012/04/01)

 

* Special Risk Premium – FSD 58.5.1(e)

Notes:

1.  The amount of post differential allowance shall be revised on the first of April each year in accordance with the methodology agreed to by the National Joint Council Committee on Foreign Service Directives, and published on the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's website.

2.  The post rating levels shall be amended by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the recommendation of the appropriate foreign service interdepartmental co‑ordinating committee, as and when required, and published on the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's website.

3.  Notwithstanding Section 107 of the Public Service Labour Relations Act, revisions to this Appendix shall not constitute a change in terms and conditions of employment for employees subject to the Foreign Service Directives.

Enquiries

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

Designated departmental coordinators may contact:

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