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 July 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 – July 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 0 (2012/05/01)  
Bridgetown, Barbados II  
Bucharest, Romania III  
Budapest, Hungary I  
Buenos Aires, Argentina II  
Bydgoszcz, Poland II  
Cairo, Egypt IV  
Caracas, Venezuela IV  
Chandigarh, India V (2012/06/01)  
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  
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 III (2012/05/01)  
Jakarta, Indonesia V (2012/07/01)  
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 IV (2012/06/01)  
Nairobi, Kenya IV  
Naples, Italy 0 (2012/07/01)  
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 I (2012/06/01)  
Shanghai, China IV  
Singapore, Singapore I  
Taipei, Taiwan III  
Tartu, Estonia III  
Tegucigalpa, Honduras IV  
Tehran, Iran IV  
Tel Aviv, 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  

* 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