Education and Library Science (EB)

Agreement between the Treasury Board and Public Service Alliance of Canada

Group: Education and Library Science
(all employees)

Codes: 209/215/414
Expiry date:

This Agreement covers the following classifications:

Code Group
209Education (ED)
215Library Science (LS)
414Educational Support (EU)

Note to readers

**Asterisks denote changes from the previous Collective Agreement.

Table of contents

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Article 1: purpose and scope of agreement

1.01 The purpose of this agreement is to maintain harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships between the Employer, the Alliance and the employees and to set forth herein certain terms and conditions of employment including rates of pay upon which agreement has been reached through collective bargaining for all employees described in the certificate issued by the former Public Service Staff Relations Board on June 7, 1999, covering employees in the Education and Library Science Group.

1.02 The parties to this agreement share a desire to improve the quality of the public service of Canada and to promote the well-being and increased efficiency of its employees to the end that the people of Canada will be well and efficiently served. Accordingly, they are determined to establish, within the framework provided by law, an effective working relationship at all levels of the public service in which members of the bargaining unit are employed.

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**Article 2: interpretation and definitions

2.01 For the purpose of this agreement, the following definitions apply:

“Alliance” (Alliance)
means the Public Service Alliance of Canada;
“allowance” (indemnité)
means compensation payable for the performance of special or additional duties;
“bargaining unit” (unité de négociation)
means the employees of the Employer in the Group described in Article 7;

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“common-law partner” (conjoint de fait)
means a person cohabiting in a conjugal relationship with an employee for a continuous period of at least one (1) year;
“compensatory leave” (congé compensateur)
means leave with pay in lieu of payment for overtime, work performed on a designated holiday, travelling time compensated at overtime rate, call-back and reporting pay. The duration of such leave will be equal to the time compensated or the minimum time entitlement multiplied by the applicable overtime rate. The rate of pay to which an employee is entitled during such leave shall be based on the employee’s hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment on the day immediately prior to the day on which leave is taken;
“continuous employment” (emploi continu)
has the same meaning as specified in the existing Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment;
“daily rate of pay” (taux de rémunération journalier)
means:
  1. an employee’s weekly rate of pay divided by five (5);
  2. in the case of an employee of the Education (ED) group working a school year, as defined in clause 45.01, the employee’s annual rate of pay, plus allowances (if any) divided by the number of working days designated by the province, territory or provincial school unit within which geographical area the teacher is working;
“day of rest” (jour de repos)
in relation to a full-time employee means a day other than a holiday on which that employee is not ordinarily required to perform the duties of his or her position other than by reason of the employee being on leave or absent from duty without permission;
“double time” (tarif double)
means two (2) times the employee’s hourly rate of pay;
“employee” (employé-e)
means a person so defined in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, and who is a member of the bargaining unit specified in Article 7;
“Employer” (Employeur)
means His Majesty in right of Canada as represented by the Treasury Board, and includes any person authorized to exercise the authority of the Treasury Board;
“family” (famille)
except where otherwise specified in this agreement, means father, mother (or, alternatively, stepfather, stepmother, or foster parent), brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, spouse (including common-law partner resident with the employee), child (including child of common-law partner), stepchild, foster child or ward of the employee, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, the employee’s grandparents and relative permanently residing in the employee’s household or with whom the employee permanently resides;
“headquarters area” (zone d’affectation)
has the same meaning as given to the expression in the Travel Directive;
“holiday” (jour férié)
means:
  1. the twenty-four (24) hour period commencing at 12:01 hours of a day designated as a paid holiday in this agreement;
  2. however, for the purpose of administration of a shift that does not commence and end on the same day, such shift shall be deemed to have been entirely worked:
    1. on the day it commenced where half (1/2) or more of the hours worked fall on that day
      or
    2. on the day it terminates where more than half (1/2) of the hours worked fall on that day.
“hourly rate of pay” (taux de rémunération horaire)
means the daily rate of pay divided by seven and one half (7 1/2);
“layoff” (mise en disponibilité)
means the termination of an employee’s employment because of lack of work or because of the discontinuance of a function;
“leave” (congé)
means authorized absence from duty by an employee during his or her regular or normal hours of work;
“membership dues” (cotisations syndicales)
means the dues established pursuant to the constitution of the Alliance as the dues payable by its members as a consequence of their membership in the Alliance, and shall not include any initiation fee, insurance premium, or special levy;
“overtime” (heures supplémentaires)
means:
  1. in the case of a full-time employee, authorized work in excess of the employee’s scheduled hours of work;
    or
  2. in the case of a part-time employee, authorized work in excess of the normal daily or weekly hours of work, specified for the relevant group or subgroup, of a full-time employee, but does not include time worked on a holiday
    or
  3. in the case of a part-time employee whose normal scheduled hours of work are in excess of the normal daily hours of work specified for the relevant group or subgroup, in accordance with the variable hours article (Article 39), authorized work in excess of those normal scheduled daily hours or in excess of the average of weekly hours of work, specified for the relevant group or subgroup.
“physical education instructors” (moniteurs d’éducation physique)
are employees who teach or instruct physical education and whose duties are not eligible for inclusion in any other group;
“spouse” (époux)
will, when required, be interpreted to include “common-law partner” except, for the purposes of the Foreign Service Directives, the definition of “spouse” will remain as specified in Directive 2 of the Foreign Service Directives;
“straight-time rate” (tarif normal)
means the employee’s hourly rate of pay;
“teacher” (professeur)
includes classroom teachers, senior teachers, department heads, assistant principals, principals and, in the Correctional Service of Canada, supervisors of education;
“teachers’ aides” (aides-enseignants)
are employees who instruct in classrooms or act as kindergarten assistants, classroom assistants and counsellor technicians;
“time and one half” (tarif et demi)
means one and one half (1 1/2) times the employee’s hourly rate of pay;
“weekly rate of pay” (taux de rémunération hebdomadaire)
means an employee’s annual rate of pay divided by 52.176;
“weekly rate of pay” (taux de rémunération hebdomadaire)

for the employees in the Education (ED) and Educational Support (EU) groups, means:

  1. in the case of an employee working a school year, as defined in clause 45.01, the employee’s daily rate of pay multiplied by five (5);
    and
  2. in the case of an employee on a twelve (12) month work year, the employee’s annual rate of pay, plus allowances (if any) divided by fifty-two decimal one seven six (52.176).

2.02 Except as otherwise provided in this agreement, expressions used in this agreement:

  1. if defined in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, have the same meaning as given to them in the Public Service Labour Relations Act,
    and
  2. if defined in the Interpretation Act, but not defined in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, have the same meaning as given to them in the Interpretation Act.
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Article 3: application

3.01 The provisions of this agreement apply to the Alliance, employees and the Employer.

3.02 Both the English and French texts of this agreement shall be official.

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Article 4: state security

4.01 Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to require the Employer to do or refrain from doing anything contrary to any instruction, direction or regulations given or made by or on behalf of the Government of Canada in the interest of the safety or security of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada.

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Article 5: precedence of legislation and the collective agreement

5.01 In the event that any law passed by Parliament, applying to public service employees covered by this agreement, renders null and void any provision of this agreement, the remaining provisions of the agreement shall remain in effect for the term of the agreement.

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Article 6: managerial responsibilities

6.01 Except to the extent provided herein, this agreement in no way restricts the authority of those charged with managerial responsibilities in the public service.

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Article 7: recognition

7.01 The Employer recognizes the Alliance as the exclusive bargaining agent for all employees of the Employer described in the certificate issued by the former Public Service Staff Relations Board on June 7, 1999, covering employees in the Education and Library Science Group.

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Article 8: employee representatives

8.01 The Employer acknowledges the right of the Alliance to appoint or otherwise select employees as representatives.

8.02 The Alliance and the Employer shall endeavour in consultation to determine the jurisdiction of each representative, having regard to the plan of the organization, the number and distribution of employees at the workplace and the administrative structure implied by the grievance procedure. Where the parties are unable to agree in consultation, then any dispute shall be resolved by the grievance/adjudication procedure.

8.03 The Alliance shall notify the Employer in writing of the name and jurisdiction of its representatives identified pursuant to clause 8.02.

8.04

  1. A representative shall obtain the permission of his or her immediate supervisor before leaving his or her work to investigate employee complaints of an urgent nature, to meet with local management for the purpose of dealing with grievances and to attend meetings called by management. Such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld. Where practicable, the representative shall report back to his or her supervisor before resuming his or her normal duties.
  2. Where practicable, when management requests the presence of an Alliance representative at a meeting, such request will be communicated to the employee’s supervisor.
  3. An employee shall not suffer any loss of pay when permitted to leave his or her work under paragraph (a).

8.05 The Alliance shall have the opportunity to have an employee representative introduced to new employees as part of the Employer’s formal orientation programs, where they exist.

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**Article 9: use of Employer facilities

9.01 Reasonable space on bulletin boards in convenient locations, including electronic bulletin board where available, will be made available to the Alliance for the posting of official Alliance notices. The Alliance shall endeavour to avoid requests for posting of notices which the Employer, acting reasonably, could consider adverse to its interests or to the interests of any of its representatives. Posting of notices or other materials shall require the prior approval of the Employer, except notices related to the business affairs of the Alliance, including the names of Alliance representatives, and social and recreational events. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

9.02 The Employer will also continue its present practice of making available to the Alliance specific locations on its premises and, where it is practical to do so on vessels, for the placement of reasonable quantities of literature of the Alliance.

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9.03 A duly accredited representative of the Alliance may be permitted access to the Employer’s premises, which includes vessels, to assist in the resolution of a complaint or grievance and to attend meetings called by management. A representative appointed by the Alliance may be permitted access to employer premises on stated Alliance business. It is agreed that these visits will not disrupt the Employer’s operations. Permission to enter the premises shall, in each case, be obtained from the Employer. Such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld. In the case of access to vessels, the Alliance representative upon boarding any vessel must report to the Master, state his or her business and request permission to conduct such business. It is agreed that these visits will not interfere with the sailing and normal operation of the vessels.

9.04 The Alliance shall provide the Employer with a list of such Alliance representatives and shall advise promptly of any change made to the list.

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Article 10: check-off

10.01 Subject to the provisions of this article, the Employer will, as a condition of employment, deduct an amount equal to the monthly membership dues from the monthly pay of all employees. Where an employee does not have sufficient earnings in respect of any month to permit deductions made under this article, the Employer shall not be obligated to make such deduction from subsequent salary.

10.02 The Alliance shall inform the Employer in writing of the authorized monthly deduction to be checked off for each employee.

10.03 For the purpose of applying clause 10.01, deductions from pay for each employee in respect of each calendar month will start with the first (1st) full calendar month of employment to the extent that earnings are available.

10.04 An employee who satisfies the Alliance as to the bona fides of his or her claim and declares in an affidavit that he or she is a member of a religious organization whose doctrine prevents him or her as a matter of conscience from making financial contributions to an employee organization and that he or she will make contributions to a charitable organization registered pursuant to the Income Tax Act, equal to dues, shall not be subject to this article, provided that the affidavit submitted by the employee is countersigned by an official representative of the religious organization involved. The Alliance will inform the Employer accordingly.

10.05 No employee organization, as defined in section 2 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, other than the Alliance, shall be permitted to have membership dues and/or other monies deducted by the Employer from the pay of employees.

10.06 The amounts deducted in accordance with clause 10.01 shall be remitted to the Comptroller of the Alliance by electronic payment within a reasonable period of time after deductions are made and shall be accompanied by particulars identifying each employee and the deductions made on the employee’s behalf.

10.07 The Employer agrees to continue the past practice of making deductions for other purposes on the basis of the production of appropriate documentation.

10.08 The Alliance agrees to indemnify and save the Employer harmless against any claim or liability arising out of the application of this article, except for any claim or liability arising out of an error committed by the Employer limited to the amount actually involved in the error.

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**Article 11: information

11.01 The Employer agrees to supply the Alliance each quarter with the name, geographic location and classification of each new employee.

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11.02 Employees of the bargaining unit will be given electronic access to the collective agreement. Where access to the agreement is deemed unavailable or impractical by an employee, the employee will be supplied with a printed copy of the agreement upon request once during the life of the current collective agreement.

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Article 12: labour disputes

12.01 If employees are prevented from performing their duties because of a strike or lockout on the premises of another employer, the employees shall report the matter to the Employer, and the Employer will make reasonable efforts to ensure that such employees are employed elsewhere, so that they shall receive their regular pay and benefits to which they would normally be entitled.

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Article 13: restriction on outside employment

13.01 Unless otherwise specified by the Employer as being in an area that could represent a conflict of interest, employees shall not be restricted in engaging in other employment outside the hours they are required to work for the Employer.

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**Article 14: leave with or without pay for Alliance business

Complaints made to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board pursuant to Section 190(1) of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act (FPSLRA)

14.01 When operational requirements permit, in cases of complaints made to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board pursuant to section 190(1) of the FPSLRA alleging a breach of sections 157, 186(1)(a), 186(1)(b), 186(2)(a)(i), 186(2)(b), 187, 188(a) or 189(1) of the FPSLRA, the Employer will grant leave with pay:

  1. to an employee who makes a complaint on his or her own behalf, before the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board,
    and
  2. to an employee who acts on behalf of an employee making a complaint, or who acts on behalf of the Alliance making a complaint.

Applications for certification, representations and interventions with respect to applications for certification

14.02 The Employer will grant leave without pay:

  1. to an employee who represents the Alliance in an application for certification or in an intervention,
    and
  2. to an employee who makes personal representations with respect to a certification.

14.03 The Employer will grant leave with pay:

  1. to an employee called as a witness by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board,
    and
  2. when operational requirements permit, to an employee called as a witness by an employee or the Alliance.

Arbitration Board hearings, Public Interest Commission hearings and Alternate Dispute Resolution Process

14.04 When operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave with pay to a reasonable number of employees representing the Alliance before an Arbitration Board, Public Interest Commission or in an Alternate Dispute Resolution Process.

14.05 The Employer will grant leave with pay to an employee called as a witness by an Arbitration Board, Public Interest Commission or in an Alternate Dispute Resolution Process and, when operational requirements permit, leave with pay to an employee called as a witness by the Alliance.

Adjudication

14.06 When operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave with pay to an employee who is:

  1. a party to the adjudication,
  2. the representative of an employee who is a party to an adjudication,
    and
  3. a witness called by an employee who is a party to an adjudication.

Meetings during the grievance process

14.07 Where an employee representative wishes to discuss a grievance with an employee who has asked or is obliged to be represented by the Alliance in relation to the presentation of his or her grievance, the Employer will, where operational requirements permit, give him or her reasonable leave with pay for this purpose when the discussion takes place in his or her headquarters area and reasonable leave without pay when it takes place outside his or her headquarters area.

14.08 Subject to operational requirements,

  1. when the Employer originates a meeting with a grievor in his or her headquarters area, he or she will be granted leave with pay and “on duty” status when the meeting is held outside the grievor’s headquarters area;
  2. when a grievor seeks to meet with the Employer, he or she will be granted leave with pay when the meeting is held in his or her headquarters area and leave without pay when the meeting is held outside his or her headquarters area;
  3. when an employee representative attends a meeting referred to in this clause, he or she will be granted leave with pay when the meeting is held in his or her headquarters area and leave without pay when the meeting is held outside his or her headquarters area.

Contract negotiation meetings

14.09 The Employer will grant leave without pay to an employee for the purpose of attending contract negotiation meetings on behalf of the Alliance.

Preparatory contract negotiation meetings

14.10 When operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave without pay to a reasonable number of employees to attend preparatory contract negotiation meetings.

Meetings between the Alliance and management not otherwise specified in this article

14.11 When operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave with pay to a reasonable number of employees who are meeting with management on behalf of the Alliance.

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Board of Directors meetings, Executive Board meetings, conventions, conferences and committee meetings

14.12 When operational requirements permit, the Employer shall grant leave without pay to a reasonable number of employees to attend:

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  1. meetings of the Board of Directors of the Alliance,
  2. meetings of the National Executive of the Components,
  3. Executive Board meetings of the Alliance,
  4. conventions and conferences of the Alliance, the components, the Canadian Labour Congress, and the territorial and provincial federations of labour, and
  5. Alliance recognized committee meetings of the Alliance, the components, the Canadian Labour Congress and the territorial and provincial federations of labour.

Representatives’ training courses

14.13 When operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave without pay to employees who exercise the authority of a representative on behalf of the Alliance to undertake training related to the duties of a representative.

14.14 The Employer will grant leave without pay to an employee who is elected as a full-time official of the Alliance within one (1) month after notice is given to the Employer of such election. The duration of such leave shall be for the period the employee holds such office.

14.15 Leave granted to an employee under clauses 14.02, 14.09, 14.10, 14.12 and 14.13 will be with pay and the Alliance will reimburse the Employer for the salary and benefit costs of the employee during the period of approved leave with pay according to the terms established by joint agreement.

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Article 15: illegal strikes

15.01 The Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act provides penalties for engaging in illegal strikes. Disciplinary action may also be taken, which will include penalties up to and including termination of employment pursuant to paragraph 12(1)(c) of the Financial Administration Act, for participation in an illegal strike as defined in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act.

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**Article 16: no discrimination

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16.01 There shall be no discrimination, interference, restriction, coercion, harassment, intimidation or any disciplinary action exercised or practised with respect to an employee by reason of age, race, creed, colour, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family status, marital status, genetic characteristics, disability, membership or activity in the Alliance, or a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

16.02

  1. Any level in the grievance procedure shall be waived if a person hearing the grievance is the subject of the complaint.
  2. If by reason of paragraph (a) a level in the grievance procedure is waived, no other level shall be waived except by mutual agreement.

16.03 By mutual agreement, the parties may use a mediator in an attempt to settle a grievance dealing with discrimination. The selection of the mediator will be by mutual agreement.

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16.04 The Employer shall provide the complainant(s) and/or respondent(s) with an official copy of the investigation report, subject to the Access to Information and Privacy Act.

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**Article 17: sexual harassment

17.01 The Alliance and the Employer recognize the right of employees to work in an environment free from sexual harassment and agree that sexual harassment will not be tolerated in the workplace.

17.02

  1. Any level in the grievance procedure shall be waived if a person hearing the grievance is the subject of the complaint.
  2. If by reason of paragraph (a) a level in the grievance procedure is waived, no other level shall be waived except by mutual agreement.

17.03 By mutual agreement, the parties may use a mediator in an attempt to settle a grievance dealing with sexual harassment. The selection of the mediator will be by mutual agreement.

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17.04 The Employer shall provide the complainant(s) and/or respondent(s) with an official copy of the investigation report, subject to the Access to Information and Privacy Act.

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**Article 18: leave, general

18.01

  1. When an employee becomes subject to this agreement, his or her earned daily leave credits shall be converted into hours. When an employee ceases to be subject to this agreement, his or her earned hourly leave credits shall be reconverted into days, with one day being equal to seven decimal five (7.5) hours.
  2. Earned leave credits or other leave entitlements shall be equal to seven decimal five (7.5) hours per day.
  3. When leave is granted, it will be granted on an hourly basis and the number of hours debited for each day of leave shall be equal to the number of hours of work scheduled for the employee for the day in question.
  4. Notwithstanding the above, in clause 22.02, Bereavement leave with pay, a “day” will mean a calendar day.

18.02 An employee is entitled, once in each fiscal year, to be informed upon request of the balance of his or her vacation and sick leave credits.

18.03 The amount of leave with pay earned but unused credited to an employee by the Employer at the time when this agreement is signed, or at the time when the employee becomes subject to this agreement, shall be retained by the employee.

18.04 An employee shall not be granted two (2) different types of leave with pay or monetary remuneration in lieu of leave in respect of the same period of time.

18.05 An employee is not entitled to leave with pay during periods he or she is on leave without pay or under suspension.

18.06 In the event of termination of employment for reasons other than death or layoff, the Employer shall recover from any monies owed the employee an amount equivalent to unearned vacation and sick leave taken by the employee, as calculated from the classification prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment on the date of the termination of the employee’s employment.

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18.07 An employee shall not earn or be granted leave credits under this collective agreement in any month nor in any fiscal year for which leave has already been credited or granted to him or her under the terms of any other collective agreement or under other rules or regulations applicable to organizations within the federal public administration, as specified in Schedule I, Schedule IV or Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act.

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**Article 19: sick leave with pay

19.01 An employee shall earn sick leave credits at the rate of nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours for each calendar month for which the employee receives pay for at least seventy-five (75) hours.

For the purpose of clause 19.01, an employee working a school year as defined in this agreement is deemed to have received pay for at least seventy-five (75) hours per month during the summer break period, provided the employee continues in the employment of the Employer in the following school year.

19.02 An employee shall be granted sick leave with pay when he or she is unable to perform his or her duties because of illness or injury, provided that:

  1. he or she satisfies the Employer of this condition in such manner and at such time as may be determined by the Employer
    and
  2. he or she has the necessary sick leave credits

19.03 Unless otherwise informed by the Employer, a statement signed by the employee stating that, because of illness or injury, he or she was unable to perform his or her duties shall, when delivered to the Employer, be considered as meeting the requirements of paragraph 19.02(a).

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19.04 Medical certificates

When a medical certificate is requested by the Employer, the employee will be reimbursed for the cost of the certificate, to a maximum of thirty-five dollars ($35.00), upon provision of acceptable proof, for periods of absence of three (3) consecutive days or less.

19.05 When an employee has insufficient or no credits to cover the granting of sick leave with pay under the provisions of clause 19.03, sick leave with pay may, at the discretion of the Employer, be granted to an employee for a period of up to one hundred and eighty-seven decimal five (187.5) hours, subject to the deduction of such advanced leave from any sick leave credits subsequently earned.

19.06 When an employee is granted sick leave with pay and injury-on-duty leave is subsequently approved for the same period, it shall be considered, for the purpose of the record of sick leave credits, that the employee was not granted sick leave with pay.

19.07 Where, in respect of any period of compensatory leave, an employee is granted sick leave with pay on production of a medical certificate, the period of compensatory leave so displaced shall either be added to the compensatory leave period if requested by the employee and approved by the Employer or reinstated for use at a later date.

19.08

  1. Sick leave credits earned but unused by an employee during a previous period of employment in the public service shall be restored to an employee whose employment was terminated by reason of layoff and who is reappointed in the public service within two (2) years from the date of layoff.
  2. Sick leave credits earned but unused by an employee during a previous period of employment in the public service shall be restored to an employee whose employment was terminated due to the end of a specified period of employment, and who is reappointed in the core public administration within one (1) year from the end of the specified period of employment.

19.09 The Employer agrees that an employee terminated for cause for reasons of incapacity pursuant to section 12(1)(e) of the Financial Administration Act by reason of ill health shall not be released at a date earlier than the date on which the employee will have used his or her accumulated sick leave credits.

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**Article 20: vacation leave with pay

20.01

  1. The vacation year, for an employee on a twelve (12) month work year, shall be from April 1 to March 31 of the following calendar year, inclusively.
  2. Employees must normally take all of their annual leave during the vacation year in which it is earned.

Accumulation of vacation leave credits

20.02 For each calendar month in which an employee has earned at least seventy-five (75) hours’ pay, the employee shall earn vacation leave credits at the rate of:

  1. nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours until the month in which the anniversary of the employee’s eighth (8th) year of service occurs if the employee is in the ED or EU Groups;
    or
  2. nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours until the month in which the anniversary of the employee’s seventh (7th) year of service occurs if the employee is in the LS Group;
  3. twelve decimal five (12.5) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s eighth (8th) anniversary of service occurs if the employee is in the ED or EU Groups;
    or
  4. twelve decimal five (12.5) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s seventh (7th) anniversary of service occurs if the employee is in the LS Group;
  5. thirteen decimal seven five (13.75) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s sixteenth (16th) anniversary of service occurs;
  6. fourteen decimal four (14.4) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s seventeenth (17th) anniversary of service occurs;
  7. fifteen decimal six two five (15.625) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s eighteenth (18th) anniversary of service occurs;
  8. sixteen decimal eight seven five (16.875) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s twenty-seventh (27th) anniversary of service occurs;
  9. eighteen decimal seven five (18.75) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s twenty-eighth (28th) anniversary of service occurs.

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20.03

  1. For the purpose of clauses 20.02 and 20.17 only, all service within the public service, whether continuous or discontinuous, shall count toward vacation leave.
  2. For the purpose of clause 20.03(a) only, effective April 1, 2012, on a go-forward basis, any former service in the Canadian Forces for a continuous period of six (6) months or more, either as a member of the Regular Force or of the Reserve Force while on Class B or C service, shall also be included in the calculation of vacation leave credits.
  3. Notwithstanding (a) above, an employee who was a member of the bargaining unit on the date of signing of the collective agreement May 17 or 18 or 19, 1989, or an employee who became a member of the bargaining unit between the date of signing of the collective agreement, May 17 or 18, or 19, 1989, and May 31, 1990, shall retain, for the purposes of “service” and of establishing his or her vacation entitlement pursuant to this article, those periods of former service which had previously qualified to count as continuous employment, until such time as his or her employment in the public service is terminated.

Entitlement to vacation leave with pay

20.04 An employee is entitled to vacation leave with pay to the extent of the employee’s earned credits but an employee who has completed six (6) months of continuous employment may receive an advance of credits equivalent to the anticipated credits for the vacation year.

Scheduling of vacation leave with pay

Clause ED-20.05 applies only to the ED Group:

ED 20.05 Granting of vacation leave with pay

In scheduling vacation leave with pay, the Employer shall, subject to the operational requirements of the service, make every reasonable effort:

  1. to grant the employee his or her vacation leave during the fiscal year in which it is earned and in a manner acceptable to the employee, if so requested by the employee prior to March 31, for periods of leave which extend between May 1 and October 31 and if so requested by the employee prior to October 1, for periods of leave which extend between November 1 and April 30;
  2. to grant an employee vacation leave when specified by the employee if:
    1. the period of vacation leave requested is less than a week
      and
    2. the employee gives the Employer at least two (2) days’ advance notice for each day of vacation leave requested.
  3. The Employer may for good and sufficient reason grant vacation leave on shorter notice than that provided for in (b).
  4. The Employer shall respond to vacation leave requests provided under 20.05 a) by April 20 (for the period between May 1 and October 31) and by October 20 (for the period between November 1 and April 30).

Clause LS/EU-20.05 applies to the LS Group and EU Group only:

LS/EU 20.05

  1. Employees are expected to take all of their vacation leave during the vacation year in which it is earned.
  2. In order to maintain operational requirements, the Employer reserves the right to schedule employee’s vacation leave but shall make every reasonable effort to provide an employee’s vacation in an amount and at such time as the employee may request.

20.06 The Employer shall give an employee as much notice as is practicable and reasonable of approval, rejection or cancellation of a request for vacation leave with pay. In the case of rejection or cancellation of such leave, the Employer shall give the reason in writing, upon written request from the employee.

20.07 Where, in respect of any period of vacation leave with pay, an employee is granted:

  1. bereavement leave with pay,
    or
  2. leave with pay because of illness in the immediate family,
    or
  3. sick leave on production of a medical certificate,

the period of vacation leave with pay so displaced shall either be added to the vacation period, if requested by the employee and approved by the Employer, or reinstated for use at a later date.

20.08

  1. The leave entitlement for the current vacation year shall be used first.
  2. Where in any vacation year an employee has not been granted all of the annual leave credited to him or her, the unused portion of annual leave shall be carried over into the following year, except that the unused portion of annual leave in excess of two hundred and sixty-two decimal five (262.5) hours shall be automatically converted into a payment, by multiplying the number of days to which the excess leave credits correspond by the daily rate of pay applicable to the classification prescribed in the employee’s certificate of employment of his or her substantive position in effect on the last day of the preceding fiscal year.
  3. Notwithstanding paragraph (b), during any vacation year, upon application by the employee and at the discretion of the Employer, earned but unused vacation leave credits in excess of one hundred and twelve decimal five (112.5) hours may be paid at the employee’s daily rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in the certificate of appointment of the employee’s substantive position on March 31 of the previous vacation year.
  4. When in a vacation year an employee has applied for vacation leave with pay, in accordance with clause ED 20.05 or LS/EU 20.05, and has not been granted all the leave requested, the portion of the yearly entitlement of leave that was not granted should be rescheduled by mutual agreement into the next vacation year. Such mutual agreement shall not be unreasonably withheld.
  5. While vacation leave credits shall normally not exceed two hundred and sixty-two decimal five (262.5) hours in excess of the current year entitlement, an employee may request, in exceptional circumstances, to carry over additional vacation leave credits for specific purposes. Such request shall include the duration and purpose of the carry-over.

Recall from vacation leave with pay

20.09

  1. The Employer will make every reasonable effort not to recall an employee to duty after the employee has proceeded on vacation leave with pay.
  2. When during any period of vacation leave with pay, an employee is recalled to duty, the employee shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses, as normally defined by the Employer, that the employee incurs:
    1. in proceeding to employee’s place of duty,
      and
    2. in returning to the place from which the employee was recalled if the employee immediately resumes vacation upon completing the assignment for which the employee was recalled,

    after submitting such accounts as are normally required by the Employer.

  3. The employee shall not be considered as being on vacation leave during any period in respect of which the employee is entitled under paragraph 20.09(b) to be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred by the employee.

Leave when employment terminates

20.10 When an employee dies or otherwise ceases to be employed, the employee or the employee’s estate shall be paid an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying the number of days of earned but unused vacation leave with pay to the employee’s credit by the daily rate of pay applicable immediately prior to the termination of the employee’s employment. However, where the employee requests, the Employer shall grant the employee any vacation leave earned but not used by the employee before the employment is terminated by layoff because of a requirement to meet minimum continuous employment requirements for severance pay.

20.11 Notwithstanding clause 20.10, an employee whose employment is terminated by reason of a declaration of abandonment of position is entitled to receive the payment referred to in clause 20.10, if the employee requests it within six (6) months following the date of termination of employment.

Advance payments

20.12

  1. The Employer agrees to issue advance payments of estimated net salary for vacation periods of two (2) or more complete weeks, provided a written request for such advance payment is received from the employee at least six (6) weeks prior to the last payday before the employee’s vacation period commences.
  2. Providing the employee has been authorized to proceed on vacation leave for the period concerned, pay in advance of going on vacation shall be made prior to departure. Any overpayment in respect of such pay advances shall be an immediate first charge against any subsequent pay entitlements and shall be recovered in full prior to any further payment of salary.

Cancellation or alteration of vacation leave

20.13 When the Employer cancels or alters a period of vacation leave which it had previously approved in writing, the Employer shall reimburse the employee for the non-returnable portion of vacation contracts and reservations made by the employee in respect of that period, subject to the presentation of such documentation as the Employer may require. The employee must make every reasonable attempt to mitigate any losses incurred and will provide proof of such action to the Employer.

Appointment to a separate employer

20.14 Notwithstanding clause 20.10, an employee who resigns to accept an appointment with an organization listed in Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act may choose not to be paid for unused vacation leave credits, provided that the appointing organization will accept such credits.

Appointment from a separate employer

20.15 The Employer agrees to accept the unused vacation leave credits up to a maximum of two hundred and sixty-two decimal five (262.5) hours of an employee who resigns from an organization listed in Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act in order to take a position with the Employer if the transferring employee is eligible and has chosen to have these credits transferred.

Summer leave for the ED-LAT Sub-Group of ED (twelve (12) month work year)

20.16 Employees shall be granted leave without pay during the months of May, June, July, August and September provided a request for such leave is received in writing by the Employer on or before March 15 in each year and provided that leave without pay immediately follows the annual leave. At the departmental level, the total number of requests for leave without pay, spread over the aforementioned five (5) months shall not exceed four per cent (4%) of the employees subject to this clause. The total number of weeks of annual leave with pay earned by the employee together with the total number of weeks of leave without pay granted to the employee shall not exceed ten (10) weeks. The period of leave of absence without pay shall be considered as time worked for the purpose of accruing leave credits provided that the employee continues in the employment of the Employer in the month immediately following the employee’s return to work.

Exclusion

Employees in the ED-EST Sub-Group and EU Group who work a ten (10) month work year are excluded from the provisions of paragraph 20.17.

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20.17

  1. Employees shall be credited a one-time entitlement of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours of vacation leave with pay on the first (1st) day of the month following the employee’s second (2nd) anniversary of service, as defined in clause 20.03. For clarity, employees shall be credited the leave described in paragraph 20.17(a) only once in their total period of employment in the public service.
  2. The vacation leave credits provided in clause 20.17(a) above shall be excluded from the application of paragraph 20.08 dealing with the carry-over and/or liquidation of vacation leave.
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**Article 21: designated paid holidays

Exclusion

Employees in the ED-EST Sub-Group of the Education Group and in the EU group who work the school year as defined in paragraph 44.01(a) are excluded from the provisions of this article.

21.01 Subject to clause 21.02, the following days shall be designated paid holidays for employees:

  1. New Year’s Day,
  2. Good Friday,
  3. Easter Monday,
  4. the day fixed by proclamation of the Governor in Council for celebration of the Sovereign’s birthday,
  5. Canada Day,
  6. Labour Day,

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  1. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  2. the day fixed by proclamation of the Governor in Council as a general day of Thanksgiving,
  3. Remembrance Day,
  4. Christmas Day,
  5. Boxing Day,
  6. one additional day in each year that, in the opinion of the Employer, is recognized to be a provincial or civic holiday in the area in which the employee is employed or, in any area where, in the opinion of the Employer, no such additional day is recognized as a provincial or civic holiday, the first Monday in August,
  7. one additional day when proclaimed by an Act of Parliament as a national holiday.

21.02 An employee absent without pay on both his or her full working day immediately preceding and his or her full working day immediately following a designated holiday is not entitled to pay for the holiday, except in the case of an employee who is granted leave without pay under the provisions of Article 14: leave with or without pay for Alliance business.

21.03 When a day designated as a holiday under clause 21.01 coincides with an employee’s day of rest, the holiday shall be moved to the first (1st) scheduled working day following the employee’s day of rest. When a day that is a designated holiday is so moved to a day on which the employee is on leave with pay, that day shall count as a holiday and not as a day of leave.

When two (2) days designated as holidays under clause 21.01 coincide with an employee’s consecutive days of rest, the holidays shall be moved to the employee’s first two (2) scheduled working days following the days of rest. When the days that are designated holidays are so moved to days on which the employee is on leave with pay, those days shall count as holidays and not as days of leave.

21.04 When a day designated as a holiday for an employee is moved to another day under the provisions of clause 21.03:

  1. work performed by an employee on the day from which the holiday was moved shall be considered as worked performed on a day of rest;
    and
  2. work performed by an employee on the day to which the holiday was moved shall be considered as work performed on a holiday.

21.05 When an employee works on a holiday, he or she shall be paid:

  1. time and one half (1 1/2) for all hours worked up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours and double (2) time thereafter, in addition to the pay that the employee would have been granted had he or she not worked on the holiday;
    or
  2. upon request, and with the approval of the Employer, the employee may be granted:
    1. a day of leave with pay (straight-time rate of pay) at a later date in lieu of the holiday;
      and
    2. pay at one and one half (1 1/2) times the straight-time rate of pay for all hours worked up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours;
      and
    3. pay at two (2) times the straight-time rate of pay for all hours worked by him or her on the holiday in excess of seven decimal five (7.5) hours;
  3.  
    1. Subject to operational requirements and adequate advance notice, the Employer shall grant lieu days at such times as the employee may request.
    2. When in a fiscal year an employee has not been granted all of his or her lieu days as requested by him or her, at the employee’s option, such lieu days shall be paid off at his or her straight-time rate of pay or carried over for one (1) year. In all other cases, unused lieu days shall be paid off at the employee’s straight-time rate of pay.
    3. The straight-time rate of pay referred to in subparagraph 21.05(c)(ii) shall be the rate in effect when the lieu day was earned.

21.06 When an employee is required to report for work and reports on a designated holiday, the employee shall be paid the greater of:

  1. compensation in accordance with the provisions of clause 21.05;
    or
  2. three (3) hours’ pay at the applicable overtime rate of pay.

21.07 Other than when required by the Employer to use a vehicle of the Employer for transportation to a work location other than the employee’s normal place of work, time spent by the employee reporting to work or returning to his or her residence shall not constitute time worked.

21.08 Where a day that is a designated holiday for an employee coincides with a day of leave with pay, that day shall count as a holiday and not as a day of leave.

21.09 Where operational requirements permit, the Employer shall not schedule an employee to work both December 25 and January 1 in the same holiday season.

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**Article 22: other leave with or without pay

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In any fiscal year, an employee is entitled to no more than fifteen (15) hours of combined personal and volunteer leave.

Effective on April 1 of the year following the signing of the collective agreement, clause 22.01 (Volunteer leave) is deleted from the collective agreement. For greater certainty, both the former clause 22.01 and this transitional language will be removed upon signature of the subsequent collective agreement.

22.01 Volunteer leave

Subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer and with an advance notice of at least five (5) working days, the employee shall be granted, in each fiscal year, a single period of up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours or two (2) periods of up to three decimal seven five (3.75) hours each of leave with pay to work as a volunteer for a charitable or community organization or activity, other than for activities related to the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign.

The leave will be scheduled at times convenient to both the employee and the Employer. Nevertheless, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to grant the leaves at such times as the employee may request.

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22.02 Bereavement leave with pay

  1. For the purpose of this clause, “family” is defined per Article 2 and in addition:
    1. a person who stands in the place of a relative for the employee whether or not there is any degree of consanguinity between such person and the employee. With respect to this person, an employee shall be entitled to bereavement leave with pay once in the federal public administration.
  2. When a member of the employee’s family dies, an employee shall be entitled to bereavement leave with pay. Such bereavement leave, as determined by the employee, must include the day of the memorial commemorating the deceased, or must begin within two (2) days following the death. During such period, the employee shall be paid for those days which are not regular-scheduled days of rest for the employee. In addition, the employee may be granted up to three (3) days’ leave with pay for the purpose of travel related to the death.
  3. At the request of the employee, such bereavement leave with pay may be taken in a single period of seven (7) consecutive calendar days or may be taken in two (2) periods to a maximum of five (5) working days.
  4. When requested to be taken in two (2) periods,
    1. The first period must include the day of the memorial commemorating the deceased or must begin within two (2) days following the death,
      and
    2. The second period must be taken no later than twelve (12) months from the date of death for the purpose of attending a ceremony.
    3. The employee may be granted no more than three (3) days’ leave with pay, in total, for the purposes of travel for these two (2) periods.

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  1. An employee is entitled to one (1) day’s bereavement leave with pay for the purpose related to the death of his or her aunt or uncle, brother-in-law or sister-in-law and grandparents of spouse.
  2. If, during a period paid leave, an employee is bereaved in circumstances under which he or she would have been eligible for bereavement leave with pay under paragraphs (b) and (e), the employee shall be granted bereavement leave with pay and his or her paid leave credits shall be restored to the extent of any concurrent bereavement leave with pay granted.
  3. It is recognized by the parties that the circumstances which call for leave in respect of bereavement are based on individual circumstances. On request, the deputy head of a department may, after considering the particular circumstances involved, grant leave with pay for a period greater than and/or in a different manner than that provided for in paragraphs (b) and (e).

22.03 Maternity leave without pay

  1. An employee who becomes pregnant shall, upon request, be granted maternity leave without pay for a period beginning before, on or after the termination date of pregnancy and ending not later than eighteen (18) weeks after the termination date of pregnancy.
  2. Notwithstanding paragraph (a):
    1. where the employee has not yet proceeded on maternity leave without pay and her newborn child is hospitalized,
      or
    2. where the employee has proceeded on maternity leave without pay and then returns to work for all or part of the period while her newborn child is hospitalized,

    the period of maternity leave without pay defined in paragraph (a) may be extended beyond the date falling eighteen (18) weeks after the date of termination of pregnancy by a period equal to that portion of the period of the child’s hospitalization while the employee was not on maternity leave, to a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks.

  3. The extension described in paragraph (b) shall end not later than fifty-two (52) weeks after the termination date of pregnancy.
  4. The Employer may require an employee to submit a medical certificate certifying pregnancy.
  5. An employee who has not commenced maternity leave without pay may elect to:
    1. use earned vacation and compensatory leave credits up to and beyond the date that her pregnancy terminates;
    2. use her sick leave credits up to and beyond the date that her pregnancy terminates, subject to the provisions set out in Article 19: sick leave with pay. For purposes of this subparagraph, the terms “illness” or “injury” used in Article 19: sick leave with pay, shall include medical disability related to pregnancy.
  6. An employee shall inform the Employer in writing of her plans for taking leave with and without pay to cover her absence from work due to the pregnancy at least four (4) weeks before the initial date of continuous leave of absence during which termination of pregnancy is expected to occur unless there is a valid reason why the notice cannot be given.
  7. Leave granted under this clause shall be counted for the calculation of “continuous employment” for the purpose of calculating severance pay and “service” for the purpose of calculating vacation leave. Time spent on such leave shall be counted for pay increment purposes.

22.04 Maternity allowance

  1. An employee who has been granted maternity leave without pay shall be paid a maternity allowance in accordance with the terms of the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan described in paragraph (c) to (i), provided that she:
    1. has completed six (6) months of continuous employment before the commencement of her maternity leave without pay,
    2. provides the Employer with proof that she has applied for and is in receipt of maternity benefits under the Employment Insurance or the Québec Parental Insurance Plan in respect of insurable employment with the Employer,
      and
    3. has signed an agreement with the Employer stating that:
      1. she will return to work within the federal public administration, as specified in Schedule I, Schedule IV or Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act on the expiry date of her maternity leave without pay unless the return-toork date is modified by the approval of another form of leave;
      2. following her return to work, as described in section (A), she will work for a period equal to the period she was in receipt of the maternity allowance;
      3. should she fail to return to work as described in section (A), or should she return to work but fail to work for the total period specified in section (B), for reasons other than death, layoff, early termination due to lack of work or discontinuance of a function of a specified period of employment that would have been sufficient to meet the obligations specified in section (B), or having become disabled as defined in the Public Service Superannuation Act, she will be indebted to the Employer for an amount determined as follows:

        Allowance received multiplied by the remaining period to be worked following her return to work and divided by the total period to be worked as specified in (B).

        However, an employee whose specified period of employment expired and who is rehired within the federal public administration as described in section (A) within a period of ninety (90) days or less is not indebted for the amount if her new period of employment is sufficient to meet the obligations specified in section (B).

  2. For the purpose of sections (a)(iii)(B) and (C), periods of leave with pay shall count as time worked. Periods of leave without pay during the employee’s return to work will not be counted as time worked but shall interrupt the period referred to in section (a)(iii)(B), without activating the recovery provisions described in section (a)(iii)(C).
  3. Maternity allowance payments made in accordance with the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan will consist of the following:
    1. where an employee is subject to a waiting period before receiving Employment Insurance maternity benefits, ninety-three per cent (93%) of her weekly rate of pay for each week of the waiting period, less any other monies earned during this period,
    2. for each week that the employee receives a maternity benefit under the Employment Insurance or Québec Parental Insurance Plan, she is eligible to receive the difference between ninety-three per cent (93%) of her weekly rate and the maternity benefit, less any other monies earned during this period which may result in a decrease in her maternity benefit to which she would have been eligible if no extra monies had been earned during this period,
      and
    3. where an employee has received the full fifteen (15) weeks of maternity benefit under Employment Insurance and thereafter remains on maternity leave without pay, she is eligible to receive a further maternity allowance for a period of one (1) week at ninety-three per cent (93%) of her weekly rate of pay, less any other monies earned during this period.
  4. At the employee’s request, the payment referred to in subparagraph 22.04(c)(i) will be estimated and advanced to the employee. Adjustments will be made once the employee provides proof of receipt of Employment Insurance maternity or Québec Parental Insurance Plan benefits.
  5. The maternity allowance to which an employee is entitled is limited to that provided in paragraph (c) and an employee will not be reimbursed for any amount that she may be required to repay pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act or the Parental Insurance Act in Quebec.
  6. The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (c) shall be:
    1. for a full-time employee, the employee’s weekly rate of pay on the day immediately preceding the commencement of maternity leave without pay;
    2. for an employee who has been employed on a part-time or on a combined full-time and part-time basis during the six (6) month period preceding the commencement of maternity leave, the rate obtained by multiplying the weekly rate of pay in subparagraph (i) by the fraction obtained by dividing the employee’s straight-time earnings by the straight-time earnings the employee would have earned working full-time during such period.
  7. The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (f) shall be the rate to which the employee is entitled for her substantive level to which she is appointed.
  8. Notwithstanding paragraph (g), and subject to subparagraph (f)(ii), if on the day immediately preceding the commencement of maternity leave without pay an employee has been on an acting assignment for at least four (4) months, the weekly rate shall be the rate she was being paid on that day.
  9. Where an employee becomes eligible for a pay increment or pay revision that would increase the maternity allowance while in receipt of the maternity allowance, the allowance shall be adjusted accordingly.
  10. Maternity allowance payments made under the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan will neither reduce nor increase an employee’s deferred remuneration or severance pay.

22.05 Special maternity allowance for totally disabled employees

  1. An employee who:
    1. fails to satisfy the eligibility requirement specified in subparagraph 22.04(a)(ii) solely because a concurrent entitlement to benefits under the Disability Insurance (DI) Plan, the Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance portion of the Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP) or the Government Employees Compensation Act prevents her from receiving Employment Insurance or Québec Parental Insurance Plan maternity benefits,
      and
    2. has satisfied all of the other eligibility criteria specified in paragraph 22.04(a), other than those specified in sections (A) and (B) of subparagraph 22.04(a)(iii),

    shall be paid, in respect of each week of maternity allowance not received for the reason described in subparagraph (i), the difference between ninety-three per cent (93%) of her weekly rate of pay and the gross amount of her weekly disability benefit under the DI Plan, the LTD Plan or the Government Employees Compensation Act.

  2. An employee shall be paid an allowance under this clause and under clause 22.04 for a combined period of no more than the number of weeks while she would have been eligible for maternity benefits under the Employment Insurance or Québec Parental Insurance Plan had she not been disqualified from Employment Insurance or Québec Parental Insurance Plan maternity benefits for the reasons described in subparagraph (a)(i).

22.06 Parental leave without pay

  1. Where an employee has or will have the actual care and custody of a newborn child (including the newborn child of a common-law partner), the employee shall, upon request, be granted parental leave without pay for either:
    1. a single period of up to thirty-seven (37) consecutive weeks in the fifty-two (52) week period (standard option)
      or
    2. a single period of up to sixty-three (63) consecutive weeks in the seventy-eight (78) week period (extended option),

    beginning on the day on which the child is born or the day on which the child comes into the employee’s care.

  2. Where an employee commences legal proceedings under the laws of a province to adopt a child or obtains an order under the laws of a province for the adoption of a child, the employee shall, upon request, be granted parental leave without pay for either:
    1. a single period of up to thirty-seven (37) consecutive weeks in the fifty-two (52) week period (standard option)
      or
    2. a single period of up to sixty-three (63) consecutive weeks in the seventy-eight (78) week period (extended option),

    beginning on the day on which the child comes into the employee’s care.

  3. Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b) above, at the request of an employee and at the discretion of the Employer, the leave referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) above may be taken in two (2) periods.
  4. Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b):
    1. where the employee’s child is hospitalized within the period defined in the above paragraphs, and the employee has not yet proceeded on parental leave without pay,
      or
    2. where the employee has proceeded on parental leave without pay and then returns to work for all or part of the period while his or her child is hospitalized,

    the period of parental leave without pay specified in the original leave request may be extended by a period equal to that portion of the period of the child’s hospitalization while the employee was not on parental leave. However, the extension shall end not later than one hundred and four (104) weeks after the day on which the child comes into the employee’s care.

  5. An employee who intends to request parental leave without pay shall notify the Employer at least four (4) weeks before the commencement date of such leave.
  6. The Employer may:
    1. defer the commencement of parental leave without pay at the request of the employee;
    2. grant the employee parental leave without pay with less than four (4) weeks’ notice;
    3. require an employee to submit a birth certificate or proof of adoption of the child.
  7. Leave granted under this clause shall count for the calculation of “continuous employment” for the purpose of calculating severance pay and “service” for the purpose of calculating vacation leave. Time spent on such leave shall count for pay increment purposes.

22.07 Parental allowance

Under the Employment Insurance (EI) benefits plan, parental allowance is payable under two (2) options, either:

  • Option 1: standard parental benefits, paragraphs 22.07(c) to (k),
    or
  • Option 2: extended parental benefits, paragraphs 22.07(l) to (t).

Once an employee elects the standard or extended parental benefits and the weekly benefit top up allowance is set, the decision is irrevocable and shall not be changed should the employee return to work at an earlier date than that originally scheduled.

Under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), parental allowance is payable only under Option 1: standard parental benefits.

Parental allowance administration

  1. An employee who has been granted parental leave without pay shall be paid a parental allowance in accordance with the terms of the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan described in paragraphs (c) to (i) or (l) to (r), providing he or she:
    1. has completed six (6) months of continuous employment before the commencement of parental leave without pay;
    2. provides the Employer with proof that he or she has applied for and is in receipt of parental, paternity or adoption benefits under the Employment Insurance Plan or the Québec Parental Insurance Plan in respect of insurable employment with the Employer;
      and
    3. has signed an agreement with the Employer stating that:
      1. the employee will return to work within the federal public administration, as specified in Schedule I, Schedule IV or Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act on the expiry date of his or her parental leave without pay, unless the return-to-work date is modified by the approval of another form of leave;
      2. following his or her return to work, as described in section (A), the employee will work for a period equal to the period the employee was in receipt of the standard parental allowance, in addition to the period of time referred to in section 22.04(a)(iii)(B), if applicable. Where the employee has elected the extended parental allowance, following his or her return to work, as described in section (A), the employee will work for a period equal to sixty per cent (60%) of the period the employee was in receipt of the extended parental allowance in addition to the period of time referred to in section 22.04(a)(iii)(B), if applicable;
      3. should he or she fail to return to work as described in section (A) or should he or she return to work but fail to work the total period specified in section (B), for reasons other than death, layoff, early termination due to lack of work or discontinuance of a function of a specified period of employment that would have been sufficient to meet the obligations specified in section (B), or having become disabled as defined in the Public Service Superannuation Act, he or she will be indebted to the Employer for an amount determined as follows:

        Allowance received multiplied by the remaining period to be worked following his or her return to work and divided by the total period to be worked as specified in (B).

        however, an employee whose specified period of employment expired and who is rehired within the federal public administration as described in section (A), within a period of ninety (90) days or less is not indebted for the amount if his or her new period of employment is sufficient to meet the obligations specified in section (B).

  2. For the purpose of sections (a)(iii)(B), and (C), periods of leave with pay shall count as time worked. Periods of leave without pay during the employee’s return to work will not be counted as time worked but shall interrupt the period referred to in section (a)(iii)(B), without activating the recovery provisions described in sappdix ection (a)(iii)(C).

Option 1 – standard parental allowance

  1. Parental allowance payments made in accordance with the SUB Plan will consist of the following:
    1. where an employee on parental leave without pay as described in subparagraphs 22.06(a)(i) and (b)(i) has elected to receive Standard Employment Insurance parental benefits and is subject to a waiting period before receiving Employment Insurance parental benefits, ninety-three per cent (93%) of his or her weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for the waiting period, less any other monies earned during this period;
    2. for each week in respect of which the employee receives parental, adoption or paternity benefit under the Employment Insurance or the Québec Parental Insurance Plan, he or she is eligible to receive the difference between the ninety-three per cent (93%) of his or her weekly rate and the parental, adoption or paternity benefit (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable), less any other monies earned during this period which may result in a decrease in his or her parental, adoption or paternity benefit to which he or she would have been eligible if no extra monies had been earned during this period;
    3. where an employee has received the full eighteen (18) weeks of maternity benefit and the full thirty-two (32) weeks of parental benefit or has divided the full thirty-two (32) weeks of parental benefits with another employee in receipt of the full five (5) weeks’ paternity under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan for the same child and either employee thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, that employee is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of up to two (2) weeks, ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable), less any other monies earned during this period;
    4. where an employee has divided the full thirty-seven (37) weeks of adoption benefits with another employee under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan for the same child and either employee thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, that employee is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of up to two (2) weeks, ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period;
    5. where an employee has received the full thirty-five (35) weeks of parental benefit under Employment Insurance Plan and thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, he/she is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of one (1) week, at ninety-three per cent (93%) of his/her weekly rate of pay, (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) less any other monies earned during this period, unless said employee has already received the one (1) week of allowance contained in subparagraph 22.04(c)( iii) for the same child;
    6. Where an employee has divided the full forty (40) weeks of parental benefits with another employee under the Employment Insurance Plan for the same child and either employee thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, that employee is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of one (1) week, ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period, unless said employee has already received the one (1) week of allowance contained in subparagraphs 22.04(c)(iii) and 22.07(c)(v) for the same child.
  2. At the employee’s request, the payment referred to in subparagraph 22.07(c)(i) will be estimated and advanced to the employee. Adjustments will be made once the employee provides proof of receipt of Employment Insurance Plan.
  3. The parental allowance to which an employee is entitled is limited to that provided in paragraph (c) and an employee will not be reimbursed for any amount that he or she is required to repay pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act or the Act Respecting Parental Insurance in Quebec.
  4. The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (c) shall be:
    1. for a full-time employee, the employee’s weekly rate of pay on the day immediately preceding the commencement of maternity or parental leave without pay;
    2. for an employee who has been employed on a part-time or on a combined full-time and part-time basis during the six (6) month period preceding the commencement of maternity or parental leave without pay, the rate obtained by multiplying the weekly rate of pay in subparagraph (i) by the fraction obtained by dividing the employee’s straight-time earnings by the straight-time earnings the employee would have earned working full-time during such period.
  5. The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (f) shall be the rate to which the employee is entitled for the substantive level to which she or he is appointed.
  6. Notwithstanding paragraph (g), and subject to subparagraph (f)(ii), if on the day immediately preceding the commencement of parental leave without pay an employee is performing an acting assignment for at least four (4) months, the weekly rate shall be the rate the employee was being paid on that day.
  7. Where an employee becomes eligible for a pay increment or pay revision that would increase the parental allowance, the allowance shall be adjusted accordingly.
  8. Parental allowance payments made under the SUB Plan will neither reduce nor increase an employee’s deferred remuneration or severance pay.
  9. The maximum combined, shared, maternity and standard parental allowances payable shall not exceed fifty-seven (57) weeks for each combined maternity and parental leave without pay.

Option 2 – extended parental allowance

  1. Parental allowance payments made in accordance with the SUB Plan will consist of the following:
    1. where an employee on parental leave without pay as described in subparagraphs 22.06(a)(ii) and (b)(ii), has elected to receive extended Employment Insurance parental benefits and is subject to a waiting period before receiving Employment Insurance parental benefits, fifty-five decimal eight per cent (55.8%) of his or her weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for the waiting period, less any other monies earned during this period;
    2. for each week the employee receives parental benefits under the Employment Insurance, he or she is eligible to receive the difference between fifty-five decimal eight per cent (55.8%) of his or her weekly rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) and the parental benefits, less any other monies earned during this period which may result in a decrease in his or her parental benefits to which he or she would have been eligible if no extra monies had been earned during this period;
    3. where an employee has received the full sixty-one (61) weeks of parental benefits under the Employment Insurance and thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, he or she is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of one (1) week, fifty-five decimal eight per cent (55.8%) of his or her weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period, unless said employee has already received the one (1) week of allowance contained in subparagraph 22.04(c)(iii) for the same child.
    4. where an employee has divided the full sixty-nine (69) weeks of parental benefits with another employee under the Employment Insurance Plan for the same child and either employee thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, that employee is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of one (1) week, fifty-five decimal eight per cent (55.8%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period, unless said employee has already received the one (1) week of allowance contained in subparagraph 22.04(c)(iii) for the same child;
  2. At the employee’s request, the payment referred to in subparagraph 22.07(l)(i) will be estimated and advanced to the employee. Adjustments will be made once the employee provides proof of receipt of Employment Insurance.
  3. The parental allowance to which an employee is entitled is limited to that provided in paragraph (l) and an employee will not be reimbursed for any amount that he or she is required to repay pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act.
  4. The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (l) shall be:
    1. for a full-time employee, the employee’s weekly rate of pay on the day immediately preceding the commencement of parental leave without pay;
    2. for an employee who has been employed on a part-time or on a combined full-time and part-time basis during the six (6) month period preceding the commencement of parental leave without pay, the rate obtained by multiplying the weekly rate of pay in subparagraph (i) by the fraction obtained by dividing the employee’s straight-time earnings by the straight-time earnings the employee would have earned working full-time during such period.
  5. The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (l) shall be the rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) to which the employee is entitled for the substantive level to which he or she is appointed.
  6. Notwithstanding paragraph (p), and subject to subparagraph (o)(ii), if on the day immediately preceding the commencement of parental leave without pay an employee is performing an acting assignment for at least four (4) months, the weekly rate shall be the rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable), the employee was being paid on that day.
  7. Where an employee becomes eligible for a pay increment or pay revision while in receipt of the allowance, the allowance shall be adjusted accordingly.
  8. Parental allowance payments made under the SUB Plan will neither reduce nor increase an employee’s deferred remuneration or severance pay.
  9. The maximum combined, shared, maternity and extended parental allowances payable shall not exceed eighty-six (86) weeks for each combined maternity and parental leave without pay.

22.08 Special parental allowance for totally disabled employees

  1. An employee who:
    1. fails to satisfy the eligibility requirement specified in subparagraph 22.07(a)(ii) solely because a concurrent entitlement to benefits under the Disability Insurance (DI) Plan, the Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance portion of the Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP) or the Government Employees Compensation Act prevents the employee from receiving Employment Insurance or Quebec Insurance Plan benefits,
      and
    2. has satisfied all of the other eligibility criteria specified in paragraph 22.07(a), other than those specified in sections (A) and (B) of subparagraph 22.07(a)(iii), shall be paid, in respect of each week of benefits under the parental allowance not received for the reason described in subparagraph (i), the difference between ninety-three per cent (93%) of the employee’s rate of pay and the gross amount of his or her weekly disability benefit under the DI Plan, the LTD Plan or through the Government Employees Compensation Act.
  2. An employee shall be paid an allowance under this clause and under clause 22.07 for a combined period of no more than the number of weeks while the employee would have been eligible for parental, paternity or adoption benefits under the Employment Insurance or the Québec Parental Insurance Plan, had the employee not been disqualified from Employment Insurance or Québec Parental Insurance Plan benefits for the reasons described in subparagraph (a)(i).

22.09 Leave without pay for the care of family

  1. For the purpose of this clause, “family” is defined per Article 2 and in addition:
    1. a person who stands in the place of a relative for the employee whether or not there is any degree of consanguinity between such person and the employee.
  2. Both parties recognize the importance of access to leave for the purpose of the care of family.
  3. An employee shall be granted leave without pay for the care of family in accordance with the following conditions:
    1. an employee shall notify the Employer in writing as far in advance as possible but not less than four (4) weeks in advance of the commencement date of such leave, unless because of urgent or unforeseeable circumstances, such notice cannot be given;
    2. leave granted under this article shall be for a minimum period of three (3) weeks;
    3. the total leave granted under this article shall not exceed five (5) years during an employee’s total period of employment in the public service;
    4. leave granted for periods of one (1) year or less shall be scheduled in a manner which ensures continued service delivery.
    5. An employee who has proceeded on leave without pay may change his or her return-to-work date if such change does not result in additional costs to the Employer.
    6. All leave granted under leave without pay for the long-term care of a parent or leave without pay for the care and nurturing of pre-school age children provisions of previous Education and Library Science collective agreements or other agreements will not count towards the calculation of the maximum amount of time allowed for care of family during an employee’s total period of employment in the public service.

22.10 Caregiving leave

  1. An employee who provides the Employer with proof that he or she is in receipt of or awaiting Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for compassionate care benefits, family caregiver benefits for children and/or family caregiver benefits for adults shall be granted leave without pay while in receipt of or awaiting these benefits.
  2. The leave without pay described in paragraph 22.10(a) shall not exceed twenty-six (26) weeks for compassionate care benefits, thirty-five (35) weeks for family caregiver benefits for children and fifteen (15) weeks for family caregiver benefits for adults, in addition to any applicable waiting period.
  3. When notified, an employee who was awaiting benefits must provide the Employer with proof that the request for Employment Insurance (EI) compassionate care benefits, family caregiver benefits for children and/or family caregiver benefits for adults has been accepted.
  4. When an employee is notified that their request for Employment Insurance (EI) compassionate care benefits, family caregiver benefits for children and/or family caregiver benefits for adults has been denied, paragraph (a) above ceases to apply.
  5. Leave granted under this clause shall count for the calculation of “continuous employment” for the purpose of calculating severance pay and “service” for the purpose of calculating vacation leave. Time spent on such leave shall count for pay increment purposes.

22.11 Leave without pay for personal needs

Leave without pay will be granted for personal needs in the following manner:

  1. subject to operational requirements, leave without pay for a period of up to three (3) months will be granted to an employee for personal needs;
  2. subject to operational requirements, leave without pay for more than three (3) months but not exceeding one (1) year will be granted to an employee for personal needs;
  3. an employee is entitled to leave without pay for personal needs only once under each of paragraphs (a) and (b) during the employee’s total period of employment in the public service. Leave without pay granted under this clause may not be used in combination with maternity, paternity or adoption leave without the consent of the Employer;
  4. leave without pay granted under (a) of this clause shall be counted for the calculation of “continuous employment” for the purpose of calculating severance pay and “service” for the purpose of calculating vacation leave. Time spent on such leave shall not be counted for pay increment purposes;
  5. leave without pay granted under (b) of this clause shall be deducted from the calculation of “continuous employment” for the purpose of calculating severance pay and “service” for the purpose of calculating vacation leave for the employee involved. Time spent on such leave shall not be counted for pay increment purposes.

22.12 Leave without pay for relocation of spouse

  1. At the request of an employee, leave without pay for a period of up to one (1) year shall be granted to an employee whose spouse is permanently relocated and up to five (5) years to an employee whose spouse is temporarily relocated.
  2. Leave without pay granted under this clause shall be deducted from the calculation of “continuous employment” for the purpose of calculating severance pay and “service” for the purpose of calculating vacation leave for the employee involved, except where the period of such leave is less than three (3) months. Time spent on such leave which is for a period of more than three (3) months shall not be counted for pay increment purposes.

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22.13 Leave with pay for family-related responsibilities

  1. For the purpose of this clause, family is defined as:
    1. spouse (or common-law partner resident with the employee);
    2. children (including foster children, stepchildren and children of spouse or common-law partner and ward of the employee), grandchild;
    3. parents (including stepparents or foster parents) father-in-law, mother-in-law
    4. brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister;
    5. grandparents of the employee;
    6. any relative permanently residing in the employee’s household or with whom the employee permanently resides;
    7. any relative for whom the employee has a duty of care, irrespective of whether they reside with the employee;
      or
    8. a person who stands in the place of a relative for the employee whether or not there is any degree of consanguinity between such person and the employee.
  2. The total leave with pay which may be granted under this clause shall not exceed thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours in a fiscal year.
  3. Subject to paragraph (b), the Employer shall grant leave with pay under the following circumstances:
    1. to take a family member for medical or dental appointments, or for appointments with school authorities or adoption agencies, if the supervisor was notified of the appointment as far in advance as possible;
    2. to provide for the immediate and temporary care of a sick member of the employee’s family and to provide an employee with time to make alternate care arrangements where the illness is of a longer duration;
    3. to provide for the immediate and temporary care of an elderly member of the employee’s family;
    4. for needs directly related to the birth or to the adoption of the employee’s child;
    5. to attend school functions, if the supervisor was notified of the function as far in advance as possible;
    6. to provide for the employee’s child in the case of an unforeseeable closure of the school or daycare facility;

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    1. to visit a family member who, due to an incurable terminal illness, is nearing the end of their life;

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    1. fifteen (15) hours out of the thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours stipulated in paragraph 22.13(b) above may be used to attend an appointment with a legal or paralegal representative for non-employment-related matters, or with a financial or other professional representative, if the supervisor was notified of the appointment as far in advance as possible.
  4. Where, in respect of any period of compensatory leave, an employee is granted leave with pay for illness in the family under subparagraph (c)(ii) above, on production of a medical certificate, the period of compensatory leave so displaced shall either be added to the compensatory leave period, if requested by the employee and approved by the Employer, or reinstated for use at a later date.

22.14 Court leave

The Employer shall grant leave with pay to an employee for the period of time he or she is required:

  1. to be available for jury selection;
  2. to serve on a jury;
  3. by subpoena or summons to attend as a witness in any proceeding held:
    1. in or under the authority of a court of justice or before a jury,
    2. before a court, judge, justice, magistrate or coroner,
    3. before the Senate or House of Commons of Canada or a committee of the Senate or House of Commons otherwise than in the performance of the duties of the employee’s position,
    4. before a legislative council, legislative assembly or house of assembly, or any committee thereof that is authorized by law to compel the attendance of witnesses before it,
      or
    5. before an arbitrator or umpire or a person or body of persons authorized by law to make an inquiry and to compel the attendance of witnesses before it.

22.15 Injury-on-duty leave

An employee shall be granted injury-on-duty leave with pay for such period as may be reasonably determined by the Employer when a claim has been made pursuant to the Government Employees’ Compensation Act, and a workers’ compensation authority has notified the Employer that it has certified that the employee is unable to work because of:

  1. personal injury accidentally received in the performance of his or her duties and not caused by the employee’s wilful misconduct,
    or
  2. an industrial illness or a disease arising out of and in the course of the employee’s employment,

if the employee agrees to remit to the Receiver General of Canada any amount received by him or her in compensation for loss of pay resulting from or in respect of such injury, illness or disease providing, however, that such amount does not stem from a personal disability policy for which the employee or the employee’s agent has paid the premium.

22.16 Personnel selection leave

Where an employee participates in a personnel selection process, including the appeal process where applicable, for a position in the public service, as defined in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, the employee is entitled to leave with pay for the period during which the employee’s presence is required for purposes of the selection process, and for such further period as the Employer considers reasonable for the employee to travel to and from the place where his or her presence is so required.

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22.17 Leave with or without pay for other reasons

  1. At its discretion, the Employer may grant:
    1. leave with pay when circumstances not directly attributable to the employee prevent his or her reporting for duty; such leave shall not be unreasonably withheld;
    2. leave with or without pay for purposes other than those specified in this agreement.

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    In any fiscal year, an employee is entitled to no more than fifteen (15) hours of combined personal and volunteer leave.

  2. Personal leave

    Subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer and with an advance notice of at least five (5) working days, the employee shall be granted, in each fiscal year, a single period of up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours or two (2) periods of up to three decimal seven five (3.75) hours each of leave with pay for reasons of a personal nature.

    The leave will be scheduled at times convenient to both the employee and the Employer. Nevertheless, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to grant the leaves at such times as the employee may request.

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    Effective on April 1 of the year following the signing of the collective agreement, paragraph 22.17 (b) is deleted from the collective agreement. Effective on April 1 of the year following the signing of the collective agreement, the wording in clause 22.01 is replaced with the following:

22.01: Personal leave

Subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer and with an advance notice of at least five (5) working days, the employee shall be granted, in each fiscal year, fifteen (15) hours of leave with pay for reasons of a personal nature. This leave can be taken in periods of seven decimal five (7.5) hours or three decimal seven five (3.75) hours each.

The leave will be scheduled at a time convenient to both the employee and the Employer. Nevertheless, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to grant the leave at such time as the employee may request.

22.18 Domestic violence leave

For the purpose of this clause domestic violence is considered to be any form of abuse or neglect that an employee or an employee’s child experiences from a family member, or from someone with whom the employee has or had an intimate relationship.

  1. The parties recognize that employees may be subject to domestic violence in their personal life that could affect their attendance at work.
  2. Upon request, an employee who is subject to domestic violence or who is the parent of a dependent child who is subject to domestic violence shall be granted domestic violence leave in order to enable the employee, in respect of such violence:
    1. to seek care and/or support for themselves or their child in respect of a physical or psychological injury or disability;
    2. to obtain services from an organization which provides services for individuals who are subject to domestic violence;
    3. to obtain professional counselling;
    4. to relocate temporarily or permanently; or
    5. to seek legal or law enforcement assistance or to prepare for or participate in any civil or criminal legal proceeding.
  3. The total domestic violence leave with pay which may be granted under this clause shall not exceed seventy-five (75) hours in a fiscal year.
  4. Unless otherwise informed by the Employer, a statement signed by the employee stating that they meet the conditions of this clause shall, when delivered to the Employer, be considered as meeting the requirements of this article.
  5. Notwithstanding paragraphs 22.18(b) and 22.18(c), an employee is not entitled to domestic violence leave if the employee is charged with an offence related to that act or if it is probable, considering the circumstances, that the employee committed that act.

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22.19 Leave for Traditional Indigenous Practices

  1. Subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer, fifteen (15) hours of leave with pay and twenty-two decimal five (22.5) hours of leave without pay per fiscal year shall be granted to an employee who self-declares as an Indigenous person and who requests leave to engage in traditional Indigenous practices, including land-based activities such as hunting, fishing, and harvesting.

    For the purposes of this article, an Indigenous person means First Nations, Inuit or Métis.

  2. Unless otherwise informed by the Employer, a statement signed by the employee stating that they meet the conditions of this article shall, when delivered to the Employer, be considered as meeting the requirements of this article.
  3. An employee who intends to request leave under this article must give notice to the Employer as far in advance as possible before the requested period of leave.
  4. Leave under this article may be taken in one or more periods. Each period of leave shall not be less than seven decimal five (7.5) hours.
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**Article 23: education leave without pay and career development

Clause 23.01 to 23.12 inclusively apply only to the employees in the Education (ED) Group and Educational Support (EU) Group

Education leave

23.01 For the purposes of clause 23.02 to 23.11, the Employer will normally consider once per year the applications for education leave, when the courses begin after June 1 of the current year and end no later than June 30 of the following year.

23.02 The Employer recognizes the usefulness of education leave and will grant such leave to employees for varying periods of up to one (1) year which can be renewed by mutual agreement in order to permit them to acquire additional or special training in some field of education in which special preparation is needed to enable the applicant to fill his or her present role more adequately in order to permit the employee to undertake studies in some field in which training is needed in order to provide a service which the Employer requires or is planning to provide.

23.03 Applications for education leave must normally be submitted to the Employer by April 1 of the previous school year. All applications must be accompanied by a statement outlining the field of study, the program to be followed and the value of the leave to the employee and to the Employer.

23.04 Education leave shall be granted to the maximum possible number of employees who make application for such leave, but in any case shall be not less than one per cent (1%) of the total number of person-years in the respective subgroup as determined on April 1 of each year.

The criteria for selection proposed by the Employer, as well as the method of communication, are submitted to the appropriate Alliance representative for consultation purposes, as provided for in Article 35. Subsequent to such consultation, the Employer chooses the selection of criteria and method of communication, which will be used and provides a copy of these to the appropriate Alliance representative.

All applications for education leave will be reviewed by the Employer, and a list of the applications received, indicating the names of the applicants to whom the Employer grants the leave, shall be provided to the appropriate Alliance representative. The employee will then be advised in writing on or before May 1 whether his or her application has been accepted or rejected.

23.05 An employee on education leave shall receive allowances in lieu of salary equivalent to from fifty per cent (50%) to one hundred per cent (100%) of basic salary.

23.06 For the purpose of calculating the education leave allowance, the term “basic salary” shall include any compensation and allowance set out in the collective agreement already paid to an employee.

23.07 Allowances already being received by the employee but not provided for in this collective agreement may, at the discretion of the Employer, be continued during the period of education leave and the employee shall be notified when the leave is approved, whether such allowances are to be continued in whole or in part.

23.08 As a condition to the granting of education leave, an employee shall, if required, give a written undertaking prior to commencement of the leave to return to the service of the Employer for a period at least equal to the period of the leave granted.

If the employee:

  1. fails to complete the approved program of studies;
  2. does not resume employment with the Employer following completion of the program;
    or
  3. ceases to be employed before termination of the period he or she has undertaken to serve after completion of the program;

the employee shall repay the Employer all allowances paid to him or her during the education leave or such lesser sum as shall be determined by the Employer.

23.09 The employee shall be returned to a position at a basic salary level not lower than the position encumbered immediately prior to the commencement of the leave.

Professional development

The parties recognize that in order to maintain and enhance professional expertise, employees need to have opportunities to attend and participate in professional development activities described in clause 23.10.

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23.10

  1. Professional development refers to an activity which in the opinion of the Employer, is likely to be of assistance to the individual in furthering his or her professional development and to the organization in achieving its goals. The following activities shall be deemed to be part of professional development:
    1. a course given by the Employer;
    2. a course, including correspondence and online courses, offered by a recognized academic institution;
    3. a research program carried out in a recognized institution;
    4. a symposium, seminar, conference, convention or study session in a specialized field directly related to the employee’s work.
  2. The Employer shall communicate to employees the process for accessing the learning opportunities identified in paragraph 23.10(a).
  3. Where an employee has submitted an application for professional development leave in one of the activities described in paragraph 23.10(a) above and has been selected by the Employer, the employee shall continue to receive his or her normal salary plus any allowances that apply, in addition to any increments to which the employee may be entitled. The employee shall receive no pay under Articles 27 and 48 during time spent on professional development leave provided for in this clause.
  4. Employees taking professional development training shall be reimbursed for all reasonable travel and other expenses incurred by them which the Employer may deem appropriate.
  5. Once the Employer has selected an employee for professional development leave, according to subparagraphs 23.10(a)(ii), (iii), (iv) above, the Employer shall consult with the employee to determine the institution where the work or study program concerned will be undertaken and the duration of the program.

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  1. The Employer endeavours to respond in writing in a timely fashion to requests for professional development. In the case of denial, the Employer shall give the written reason, upon request from the employee.

23.11 Examination leave

Leave of absence with pay may be granted to an employee for the purpose of writing an examination which takes place during the employee’s scheduled hours of work. Such leave of absence will be granted only when the course of study is directly related to the employee’s duties or will improve his or her professional qualifications.

23.12 Attendance at courses at the request of the Employer

If an employee attends a course at the request of the Employer, the employee shall be considered as being on duty and his or her pay and allowances shall be determined accordingly.

Clauses 23.13 to 23.16 inclusively apply only to the employees of the Library Science (LS) Group

23.13 Education leave

  1. An employee may be granted education leave without pay for varying periods up to one (1) year, which can be renewed by mutual agreement, to attend a recognized institution for additional or special studies in some field of education in which special preparation is needed to enable the employee to fill his or her present role more adequately, or to undertake studies in some field in order to provide a service which the Employer requires or is planning to provide.
  2. An employee on education leave, under this clause, shall receive allowances in lieu of salary equivalent to not less than fifty per cent (50%) and up to one hundred per cent (100%) of his or her basic salary, provided that, when the employee receives a grant, bursary or scholarship, the education leave allowance may be reduced. In such cases, the amount of the reduction shall not exceed the amount of the grant, bursary or scholarship.
  3. Any allowance already being received by the employee and not part of his or her basic salary shall not be used in the calculation of the education leave allowance.
  4. Allowances already being received by the employee may at the discretion of the Employer be continued during the period of the education leave and the employee shall be notified when the leave is approved, whether such allowances are to be continued in whole or in part.
  5. As a condition to the granting of education leave, an employee shall, if required, give a written undertaking prior to the commencement of the leave to return to the service of the Employer for a period of not less than the period of the leave granted. If the employee, except with the permission of the Employer,
    1. fails to complete the course,
    2. does not resume employment with the Employer on completion of the course,
      or
    3. ceases to be employed before termination of the period he or she has undertaken to serve after completion of the course,

    the employee shall repay the Employer all allowances paid to him or her under this clause during the education leave or such lesser sum as shall be determined by the Employer.

  6. The Employer will endeavour to return the employee to a position at a basic salary level not lower than the position he or she encumbered immediately prior to the commencement of the education leave.

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23.14 Attendance at conferences, symposiums, workshops or conventions, and other gatherings of a similar nature

  1. In order that each employee shall have the opportunity for an exchange of knowledge and experience with his or her professional colleagues, the employee shall have the right to apply to attend a reasonable number of conferences or conventions related to his or her field of specialization. The Employer may grant leave with pay and reasonable expenses, including registration fees, to attend such gatherings, subject to budgetary and operational constraints as determined by the Employer.

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  1. An employee who attends a conference, symposium, workshop, convention, and other gatherings of a similar nature at the request of the Employer to represent the interests of the Employer shall be deemed to be on duty and, as required, on travel status.
  2. An employee invited to participate in a conference or convention in an official capacity, such as to present a formal address or to give a course related to his or her field of employment, may be granted leave with pay for this purpose and may, in addition, be reimbursed for his or her payment of registration fees and reasonable travel expenses.

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  1. The Employer endeavours to respond in writing in a timely fashion to requests to attend events specified in point b. above. In the case of denial, the Employer shall give the written reason, upon request from the employee.
  2. An employee shall not be entitled to any compensation under Articles 27 and 48 in respect of hours he or she is in attendance at or travelling to or from a conference or convention, under the provisions of this clause, except as may be provided in paragraph 23.16(b).

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23.15 Professional development

The parties recognize that in order to maintain and enhance professional expertise, employees need to have opportunities to attend and participate in professional development activities described in clauses 23.14 and 23.15.

  1. Professional development refers to an activity which in the opinion of the Employer, is likely to be of assistance to the individual in furthering his or her professional development and to the organization in achieving its goals. The following activities shall be deemed to be part of professional development:
    1. symposiums, seminars, workshops, conferences, conventions or study sessions, courses or similar out-service programs to keep up to date with knowledge and skills in their respective fields;
    2. to conduct research or to perform work related to their normal research programs in institutions or locations other than those of the Employer;
      or
    3. to perform work in a cooperating department or agency for a short period of time in order to enhance the relevant subject knowledge or the technical expertise of the employee.

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  1. An employee may apply at any time for professional development under this clause and the Employer may select an employee at any time for such professional development. The Employer endeavours to respond in writing in a timely fashion to requests for professional development. In the case of denial, the Employer shall give the written reason, upon request from the employee.
  2. When an employee is selected by the Employer for professional development under this clause, the Employer will consult with the employee before determining the location and duration of the program of work or studies to be undertaken.
  3. An employee selected for professional development, under this clause, will continue to receive his or her normal compensation, including any increase for which the employee may become eligible. The employee shall not be entitled to any compensation under Articles 27 and 48 while on professional development under this clause.
  4. An employee on professional development, under this clause, may be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses and such other additional expenses as the Employer deems appropriate.

23.16 Examination leave

Leave of absence with pay to write examinations may be granted by the Employer to an employee who is not on educational leave. Such leave will be granted only when, in the opinion of the Employer, the course of study is directly related to the employee’s duties or will improve his or her qualifications.

23.17 Departmental continuous learning consultation committee

  1. The parties to this collective agreement acknowledge the mutual benefits to be derived from consultation on continuous learning. To this effect, the parties agree that such consultation will be held at the departmental level either through the existing Joint Consultation Committee or through the creation of a Departmental Continuous Learning Consultation Committee. A consultation committee as determined by the parties may be established at the local, regional or national level.
  2. The Departmental Consultation Committee shall be composed of mutually agreeable numbers of employees and Employer representatives who shall meet at mutually satisfactory times. Committee meetings shall normally be held on the Employer’s premises during working hours.
  3. Employees forming the continuing membership of the Departmental Consultation Committees shall be protected against any loss of normal pay by reason of attendance at such meetings with management, including reasonable travel time where applicable
  4. The Employer recognizes the use of such committees for the purpose of providing information, discussing the application of policy, promoting understanding and reviewing problems.
  5. It is understood that no commitment may be made by either party on a subject that is not within its authority or jurisdiction, nor shall any commitment made be so construed as to alter, amend, add to or modify the terms of this agreement.
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Article 24: severance pay

24.01 Under the following circumstances and subject to clause 24.02, an employee shall receive severance benefits calculated on the basis of the weekly rate of pay to which he or she is entitled for the classification prescribed in his or her certificate of appointment on the date of his or her termination of employment.

  1. Layoff
    1. On the first layoff, for the first complete year of continuous employment, two (2) weeks’ pay, or three (3) weeks’ pay for employees with ten (10) or more and less than twenty (20) years continuous employment, or four (4) weeks’ pay for employees with twenty or more years of continuous employment, plus one (1) week’s pay for each additional complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) week’s pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty-five (365).
    2. On second or subsequent layoff one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) week’s pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty-five (365), less any period in respect of which the employee was granted severance pay under subparagraph (a)(i).
  2. Rejection on probation

    On rejection on probation, when an employee has completed more than one (1) year of continuous employment and ceases to be employed by reason of rejection during a probationary period, one (1) week’s pay.

  3. Death

    If an employee dies, there shall be paid to the employee’s estate a severance payment in respect of the employee’s complete period of continuous employment, comprised of one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) week’s pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty-five (365), to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks’ pay, regardless of any other benefit payable.

  4. Termination for cause for reasons of incapacity or incompetence
    1. When an employee has completed more than one (1) year of continuous employment and ceases to be employed by reason of termination for cause for reasons of incapacity pursuant to section 12(1)(e) of the Financial Administration Act, one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment with a maximum benefit of twenty-eight (28) weeks.
    2. When an employee has completed more than ten (10) years of continuous employment and ceases to be employed by reason of termination for cause for reasons of incompetence pursuant to section 12(l)(d) of the Financial Administration Act, one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment with a maximum benefit of twenty-eight (28) weeks.

24.02 Severance benefits payable to an employee under this article shall be reduced by any period of continuous employment in respect of which the employee was already granted any type of termination benefit. Under no circumstances shall the maximum severance pay provided under clauses 24.01 and 24.04 be pyramided.

For greater certainty, payments in lieu of severance for the elimination of severance pay for volunteer separation (resignation and retirement) made pursuant to 24.04 to 24.07 under Appendix J or similar provisions in other collective agreements shall be considered as a termination benefit for the administration of this clause.

24.03 Appointment to a separate agency organization

An employee who resigns to accept an appointment with an organization listed in Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act shall be paid any outstanding payment in lieu of severance, if applicable under Appendix J.

24.04 Employees who were subject to the payment in lieu of severance for the elimination of severance pay for voluntary separation (resignation and retirement) and who opted to defer their payment, the former provisions outlining the payment in lieu are found at Appendix J.

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**Article 25: Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance

25.01 The Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance (CSSDA) shall be payable to incumbents of specific positions in the bargaining unit within the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). The allowance provides additional compensation to an incumbent of a position who performs certain duties or responsibilities specific to CSC (that is, custody of inmates, the regular supervision of offenders, or the support of programs related to the conditional release of those offenders) within penitentiaries as defined in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, and/or CSC Commissioner Directives.

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25.02 The value of the CSSDA shall be two thousand one hundred forty dollars ($2,140) annually and paid on a biweekly basis in any pay period for which the employee is expected to perform said duties of the specific position in a month.

25.03 Where the employee’s basic monthly pay entitlement (including any applicable allowances) in the position to which he or she is temporarily acting or assigned is less than his or her monthly pay entitlement plus the CSSDA in his or her substantive position, the employee shall retain the CSSDA applicable to his or her substantive position for the duration of that temporary period.

25.04 An employee will be entitled to receive the CSSDA, in accordance with 25.01:

  1. during any period of paid leave up to a maximum of sixty (60) consecutive calendar days;
    or
  2. during the full period of paid leave where an employee is granted injury-on-duty leave with pay because of an injury resulting from an act of violence from one or more inmates.

25.05 The CSSDA shall not form part of an employee’s salary except for the purposes of the following benefit plans:

  • Public Service Superannuation Act
  • Public Service Disability Insurance Plan
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Québec Pension Plan
  • Employment Insurance
  • Government Employees Compensation Act
  • Flying Accident Compensation Regulations (RA)
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**Article 26: pay administration

26.01 Except as provided in this article, the terms and conditions governing the application of pay to employees are not affected by this agreement.

26.02 An employee is entitled to be paid for services rendered at:

  1. the pay specified in Appendix “A,” for the classification of the position to which the employee is appointed, if the classification coincides with that prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment;
    or
  2. the pay specified in Appendix “A,” for the classification prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment, if that classification and the classification of the position to which the employee is appointed do not coincide.

26.03

  1. The rates of pay set forth in Appendix “A” shall become effective on the dates specified.
  2. Where the rates of pay set forth in Appendix “A” have an effective date prior to the date of signing of this agreement, the following shall apply:
    1. “retroactive period” for the purpose of subparagraphs (ii) to (v) means the period from the effective date of the revision up to and including the day before the collective agreement is signed or when an arbitral award is rendered therefore;
    2. a retroactive upward revision in rates of pay shall apply to employees, former employees or in the case of death, the estates of former employees who were employees in the groups identified in Article 7 of this agreement during the retroactive period;
    3. for initial appointments made during the retroactive period, the rate of pay selected in the revised rates of pay is the rate which is shown immediately below the rate of pay being received prior to the revision;
    4. for promotions, demotions, deployments, transfers or acting situations effective during the retroactive period, the rate of pay shall be recalculated, in accordance with the Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment, using the revised rates of pay. If the recalculated rate of pay is less than the rate of pay the employee was previously receiving, the revised rate of pay shall be the rate which is nearest to, but not less than the rate of pay being received prior to the revision. However, where the recalculated rate is at a lower step in the range, the new rate shall be the rate of pay shown immediately below the rate of pay being received prior to the revision;
    5. no payment or notification shall be made pursuant to paragraph 26.03(b) for one dollar ($1.00) or less.

26.04 Where a pay increment and a pay revision are effected on the same date, the pay increment shall be applied first and the resulting rate shall be revised in accordance with the pay revision.

26.05 This article is subject to the memorandum of understanding signed by the Employer and the Alliance dated February 9, 1982, in respect of red-circled employees.

26.06 If, during the term of this agreement, a new classification standard for the group is established and implemented by the Employer, the Employer shall, before applying rates of pay to new levels resulting from the application of the standard, negotiate with the Alliance the rates of pay and the rules affecting the pay of employees on their movement to the new levels.

26.07

  1. When an employee is required by the Employer to substantially perform the duties of a higher classification level in an acting capacity and performs those duties for at least three (3) consecutive working days, the employee shall be paid acting pay calculated from the date on which he or she commenced to act as if he or she had been appointed to that higher classification level for the period in which he or she acts.
  2. When a day designated as a paid holiday occurs during the qualifying period, the holiday shall be considered as a day worked for purposes of the qualifying period.

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No pyramiding of payments

26.08 Payments provided under the overtime, reporting pay, designated paid holiday, call-back, and standby provisions shall not be pyramided, that is, an employee shall not receive more than one compensation for the same service.

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Article 27: travelling time

27.01 For the purposes of this agreement, travelling time is compensated for only in the circumstances and to the extent provided for in this article.

27.02 When an employee is required to travel outside his or her headquarters area on government business, as these expressions are defined by the Employer, the time of departure and the means of such travel shall be determined by the Employer and the employee will be compensated for travel time in accordance with clause 27.03 and 27.04. Travelling time shall include time necessarily spent at each stopover en route provided such stopover is not longer than five (5) hours.

27.03 For the purposes of clause 27.02 and 27.04, the travelling time for which an employee shall be compensated is as follows:

  1. For travel by public transportation, the time between the scheduled time of departure and the time of arrival at a destination, including the normal travel time to the point of departure, as determined by the Employer.
  2. For travel by private means of transportation, the normal time as determined by the Employer, to proceed from the employee’s place of residence or workplace, as applicable, direct to the employee’s destination and, upon the employee’s return, direct back to the employee’s residence or workplace.
  3. In the event that an alternative time of departure and/or means of travel is requested by the employee, the Employer may authorize such alternative arrangements, in which case compensation for travelling time shall not exceed that which would have been payable under the Employer’s original determination.

27.04 If an employee is required to travel as set forth in clauses 27.02 and 27.03:

  1. on a normal working day on which the employee travels but does not work, the employee shall receive his or her regular pay for the day.
  2. on a normal working day on which the employee travels and works, the employee shall be paid:
    1. his or her regular pay for the day for a combined period of travel and work not exceeding his or her regular scheduled working hours;
      and
    2. at the applicable overtime rate for additional travel time in excess of his or her regular scheduled hours of work and travel, with a maximum payment for such additional travel time not to exceed fifteen (15) hours’ pay at the straight-time rate of pay;
  3. on a day of rest or on a designated paid holiday, the employee shall be paid at the applicable overtime rate for hours travelled to a maximum of fifteen (15) hours’ pay at the straight-time rate of pay.

Travel time shall be compensated with a payment, except where, upon request of an employee and with the approval of the Employer, travel time shall be compensated by leave with pay. The duration of such leave shall be equal to the travel time multiplied by the appropriate rate of payment and payment shall be based on the employee’s hourly rate of pay in effect on the date immediately prior to the day on which the leave is taken. Compensatory leave outstanding at the end of a fiscal year shall be paid at the employee’s daily rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment, on the last day of the fiscal year.

27.05 This article does not apply to an employee when the employee travels by any type of transport in which he or she is required to perform work, and/or which also serves as his or her living quarters during a tour of duty. In such circumstances, the employee shall receive the greater of:

  1. on a normal working day, his or her regular pay for the day;
    or
  2. pay for actual hours worked in accordance with Article 21 : designated paid holidays, and the overtime provisions of this agreement.

27.06 Compensation under this article shall not be paid for travel time to courses, training sessions, conferences and seminars, unless the employee is required to attend by the Employer.

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Article 28: call-back pay

28.01 If an employee is called back to work

  1. on a designated paid holiday which is not the employee’s scheduled day of work;
    or
  2. on the employee’s day of rest;
    or
  3. after the employee has completed his or her work for the day and has left his or her place of work, and returns to work, the employee shall be paid the greater of:
    1. compensation equivalent to three (3) hours’ pay at the applicable overtime rate of pay for each call-back to a maximum of eight (8) hours’ compensation in an eight (8) hour period. Such maximum shall include any reporting pay pursuant to clause 21.06 and the Reporting Pay Provisions of this agreement;
      or
    2. compensation at the applicable rate of overtime compensation for time worked,

    provided that the period worked by the employee is not contiguous to the employee’s normal hours of work.

  4. the minimum payment referred to in subparagraph 28.01(c)(i) above does not apply to part-time employees. Part-time employees will receive a minimum payment in accordance with Article 38.11.

28.02 Other than when required by the Employer to use a vehicle of the Employer for transportation to a work location other than the employee’s normal place of work, time spent by the employee reporting to work or returning to his or her residence shall not constitute time worked.

28.03 Call-back worked from a remote location

An employee who receives a call to duty or responds to a telephone or data line call while on standby or at any other time outside of his or her scheduled hours of work, may at the discretion of the Employer work at the employee’s residence or at another place to which the Employer agrees. In such instances, the employee shall be paid the greater of:

  1. compensation at the applicable overtime rate for any time worked,
    or
  2. compensation equivalent to one (1) hour’s pay at the straight-time rate, which shall apply only the first time an employee performs work during an eight (8) hour period, starting when the employee first commences the work.

28.04 Compensatory leave

Clause 48.07, 48.08 and 48.09 of the Overtime article (Article 48) apply to compensation earned according to subparagraph 28.01(c)(i) and paragraph 28.01(d).

28.05 Transportation expenses

  1. When an employee is required to report for work and reports under the conditions described in paragraphs 28.01(c) and (d), and is required to use transportation services other than normal public transportation services, the employee shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred as follows:
    1. the kilometric rate normally paid to an employee when authorized by the Employer to use his or her automobile when the employee travels by means of his or her own automobile;
      or
    2. out-of-pocket expenses for other means of commercial transportation.
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Article 29: standby

29.01 Where the Employer requires an employee to be available on standby during off-duty hours, such employee shall be compensated at the rate of one half (1/2) hour for each four (4) hour period or part thereof for which the employee has been designated as being on standby duty.

29.02 An employee designated by letter or by list for standby duty shall be available during his or her period of standby at a known telephone number and be available to return for duty as quickly as possible if called. In designating employees for standby, the Employer will endeavour to provide for the equitable distribution of standby duties.

29.03 No standby payment shall be granted if an employee is unable to report for duty when required.

29.04 An employee on standby who is required to report for work and reports shall be compensated in accordance with clauses 28.01(c), 28.01(d) and 28.04, and is also eligible for reimbursement of transportation expenses in accordance with clause 28.05.

29.05 Other than when required by the Employer to use a vehicle of the Employer for transportation to a work location other than an employee’s normal place of work, time spent by the employee reporting to work or returning to his or her residence shall not constitute time worked.

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**Article 30: shift premiums and weekend premiums

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30.01 Shift premium

A shift work employee whose hours of work are scheduled pursuant to clauses 43.04, 44.11 and 45.04 will receive a shift premium of two dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) per hour for all hours worked, including overtime hours, between 4 pm and 8 am. The shift premium will not be paid for hours worked between 8 am and 4 pm.

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30.02 Weekend premium

An employee working on shifts during a weekend will receive an additional premium of two dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) per hour for all hours worked, including overtime hours, on Saturday and/or Sunday.

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Article 31: statement of duties

31.01 Upon written request, an employee shall be provided with a complete and current statement of the duties and responsibilities of his or her position, including the classification level, and, where applicable, the point rating allotted by factor to his or her position, and an organization chart depicting the position’s place in the organization.

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Article 32: discipline

32.01 When an employee is suspended from duty or terminated in accordance with paragraph 12(1)(c) of the Financial Administration Act, the Employer undertakes to notify the employee in writing of the reason for such suspension or termination. The Employer shall endeavour to give such notification at the time of suspension or termination.

32.02 When an employee is required to attend a meeting, the purpose of which is to conduct a disciplinary hearing concerning him or her or to render a disciplinary decision concerning him or her, the employee is entitled to have, at his or her request, a representative of the Alliance attend the meeting. Where practicable, the employee shall receive a minimum of one (1) day’s notice of such a meeting.

32.03 The Employer shall notify the local representative of the Alliance as soon as possible that such suspension or termination has occurred.

32.04 The Employer agrees not to introduce as evidence in a hearing relating to disciplinary action any document from the file of an employee the content of which the employee was not aware of at the time of filing or within a reasonable period thereafter.

32.05 Any document or written statement related to disciplinary action, which may have been placed on the personnel file of an employee shall be destroyed after two (2) years have elapsed since the disciplinary action was taken, provided that no further disciplinary action has been recorded during this period.

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Article 33: employee performance review and employee files

33.01

  1. When a formal assessment of an employee’s performance is made, the employee concerned must be given an opportunity to sign the assessment form in question upon its completion to indicate that its contents have been read. A copy of the assessment form will be provided to the employee at that time. An employee’s signature on his or her assessment form will be considered to be an indication only that its contents have been read and shall not indicate the employee’s concurrence with the statements contained in the form.
  2. The Employer’s representative(s) who assess(es) an employee’s performance must have observed or been aware of the employee’s performance for at least one half (1/2) of the period for which the employee’s performance is evaluated.
  3. An employee has the right to make written comments to be attached to the performance review form.

33.02

  1. Prior to an employee performance review, the employee shall be given:
    1. the evaluation form which will be used for the review;
    2. any written document which provides instructions to the person conducting the review;
  2. if during the employee performance review, either the form or instructions are changed, they shall be given to the employee.

33.03 Upon written request of an employee, the personnel file of that employee shall be made available for his or her examination in the presence of an authorized representative of the Employer.

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Article 34: health and safety

34.01 The Employer shall make reasonable provisions for the occupational safety and health of employees. The Employer will welcome suggestions on the subject from the Alliance, and the parties undertake to consult with a view to adopting and expeditiously carrying out reasonable procedures and techniques designed or intended to prevent or reduce the risk of employment injury.

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Article 35: joint consultation

Clauses 35.01 to 35.04 inclusively apply only to the Library Science (LS) Group and Educational Support (EU) Group

35.01 The parties acknowledge the mutual benefits to be derived from joint consultation and are prepared to enter into discussion aimed at the development and introduction of appropriate machinery for the purpose of providing joint consultation on matters of common interest.

35.02 Within five (5) days of notification of consultation served by either party, the Alliance shall notify the Employer in writing of the representatives authorized to act on behalf of the Alliance for consultation purposes.

35.03 Upon request of either party, the parties to this agreement shall consult meaningfully at the appropriate level about contemplated changes in conditions of employment or working conditions not governed by this agreement.

35.04 Without prejudice to the position the Employer or the Alliance may wish to take in future about the desirability of having the subjects dealt with by the provisions of collective agreements, the subjects that may be determined as appropriate for joint consultation will be by agreement of the parties.

Clauses 35.05 to 35.11 inclusively apply only to the Education (ED) Group

Consultation committees

35.05 To facilitate discussions on matters of mutual interest outside the terms of this collective agreement, the Employer recognizes the following Education Group committees of the Alliance for the purpose of consulting with management:

  1. with regard to the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group, regional committees in each province but only one (1) for the Maritime provinces;
  2. the procedure regarding consultation with the Correctional Service of Canada will be established by mutual agreement between the two (2) parties;
  3. with regard to the Language Teaching Sub-Group, committees in each region and/or work unit determined by mutual agreement by the Canada School of Public Service Joint Departmental Committee. The procedure regarding consultation with the Department of National Defence will be established by mutual agreement between the two (2) parties.

35.06 The parties will consult for the purpose of providing information, discussing the application of policies, promoting understanding and reviewing problems.

35.07 The Employer agrees to inform and consult with the appropriate Alliance representatives on proposed changes which affect the majority of the employees in any work unit.

35.08 It is understood that no commitment may be made by either party on a subject that is not within its authority or jurisdiction, nor shall any commitment made be so construed as to alter, amend, add to or modify the terms of this agreement.

35.09 Representation at such meetings will be limited to five (5) representatives from each party, except that by mutual agreement of the parties, the number of representatives may be decreased or increased. It is agreed that meetings will be held at the request of either party.

35.10 Committee meetings will normally be held on the Employer’s premises at times to be determined by mutual agreement between the representatives of both sides. Representatives of the parties will normally exchange a written agenda for the meeting not less than five (5) calendar days in advance of the date of each meeting.

35.11 Full-time employees forming the continuing membership of the Consultation Committees shall be protected against any loss of normal pay by reason of attendance at such meetings with management, including reasonable travel time, where applicable.

The Employer shall not be responsible for any travel or other expenses incurred by employees travelling or attending such consultation meetings with management.

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**Article 36: National Joint Council agreements

36.01 Agreements concluded by the National Joint Council (NJC) of the public service on items which may be included in a collective agreement, and which the parties to this agreement have endorsed after December 6, 1978, will form part of this agreement, subject to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act (FPSLRA) and any legislation by Parliament that has been or may be, as the case may be, established pursuant to any Act specified in subsection 113(b) of the FPSLRA.

36.02 The NJC items which may be included in a collective agreement are those items which the parties to the NJC agreements have designated as such or upon which the Chairperson of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board has made a ruling pursuant to clause (c) of the NJC Memorandum of Understanding which became effective December 6, 1978.

36.03

  1. The following directives, as amended from time to time by the National Joint Council recommendation and which have been approved by the Treasury Board, form part of this agreement:

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    • Bilingualism Bonus Directive
    • Commuting Assistance Directive
    • First Aid to the General Public: Allowance for Employees
    • Foreign Service Directives
    • Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive
    • NJC Relocation Directive
    • Occupational Health and Safety Directive
    • Public Service Health Care Plan Directive
    • Travel Directive
    • Uniforms Directive
  2. During the term of this agreement, other directives may be added to the above-noted list.

36.04 Grievances in regard to the above directives shall be filed in accordance with clause 37.01 of the article on grievance procedure in this agreement.

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Article 37: grievance procedure

37.01 In cases of alleged misinterpretation or misapplication arising out of agreements concluded by the National Joint Council of the Public Service on items that may be included in a collective agreement and that the parties to this agreement have endorsed, the grievance procedure will be in accordance with section 15 of the NJC bylaws.

Individual grievances

37.02 Subject to and as provided in section 208 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, an employee may present an individual grievance to the Employer if he or she feels aggrieved:

  1. by the interpretation or application, in respect of the employee, of:
    1. a provision of a statute or regulation, or of a direction or other instrument made or issued by the Employer, that deals with terms and conditions of employment;
      or
    2. a provision of the collective agreement or an arbitral award;

    or

  2. as a result of any occurrence or matter affecting his or her terms and conditions of employment.

Group grievances

37.03 Subject to and as provided in section 215 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, the Alliance may present a group grievance to the Employer on behalf of employees in the bargaining unit who feel aggrieved by the interpretation or application, common in respect of those employees, of a provision of the collective agreement or an arbitral award.

  1. In order to present a group grievance, the Alliance must first obtain the written consent of each of the employees concerned.
  2. A group grievance shall not be deemed to be invalid by reason only of the fact that the consent is not in accordance with Form 19.
  3. A group grievance must relate to employees in a single portion of the federal public administration.

Policy grievances

37.04 Subject to and as provided in section 220 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, the Alliance or the Employer may present a policy grievance in respect of the interpretation or application of the collective agreement or of an arbitral award.

  1. A policy grievance may be presented by the Alliance only at the final level of the grievance procedure, to an authorized representative of the Employer. The Employer shall inform the Alliance of the name, title and address of this representative.
  2. The grievance procedure for a policy grievance by the Employer shall also be composed of a single level, with the grievance presented to an authorized representative of the Alliance. The Alliance shall inform the Employer of the name, title and address of this representative.

Grievance procedure

37.05 For the purposes of this article, a grievor is an employee or, in the case of a group or policy grievance, the Alliance.

37.06 No person shall seek by intimidation, by threat of dismissal or by any other kind of threat to cause a grievor to abandon a grievance or refrain from exercising the right to present a grievance, as provided in this collective agreement.

37.07 The parties recognize the value of informal discussion between employees and their supervisors and between the Alliance and the Employer to the end that problems might be resolved without recourse to a formal grievance. When notice is given that an employee or the Alliance, within the time limits prescribed in clause 37.15, wishes to take advantage of this clause, it is agreed that the period between the initial discussion and the final response shall not count as elapsed time for the purpose of grievance time limits.

37.08 A grievor wishing to present a grievance at any prescribed level in the grievance procedure, shall transmit this grievance to the employee’s immediate supervisor or local officer-in-charge who shall forthwith:

  1. forward the grievance to the representative of the Employer authorized to deal with grievances at the appropriate level,
    and
  2. provide the grievor with a receipt stating the date on which the grievance was received.

37.09 A grievance shall not be deemed to be invalid by reason only of the fact that it is not in accordance with the form supplied by the Employer.

37.10 Subject to and as provided for in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, a grievor who feels treated unjustly or aggrieved by an action or lack of action by the Employer in matters other than those arising from the classification process is entitled to present a grievance in the manner prescribed in clause 37.08, except that:

  1. where there is another administrative procedure provided by or under any Act of Parliament to deal with the grievor’s specific complaint such procedure must be followed,
    and
  2. where the grievance relates to the interpretation or application of this collective agreement or an arbitral award, an employee is not entitled to present the grievance unless he has the approval of and is represented by the Alliance.

37.11 There shall be no more than a maximum of four (4) levels in the grievance procedure. These levels shall be as follows:

  1. Level 1: first level of management;
  2. Levels 2 and 3 in departments or agencies where such levels are established: intermediate level(s);
  3. final level: chief executive or deputy head or an authorized representative.

Whenever there are four (4) levels in the grievance procedure, the grievor may elect to waive either Level 2 or 3.

No Employer representative may hear the same grievance at more than one level in the grievance procedure.

37.12 The Employer shall designate a representative at each level in the grievance procedure and shall inform each employee to whom the procedure applies of the name or title of the person so designated together with the name or title and address of the immediate supervisor or local officer-in-charge to whom a grievance is to be presented.

37.13 This information shall be communicated to employees by means of notices posted by the Employer in places where such notices are most likely to come to the attention of the employees to whom the grievance procedure applies, or otherwise as determined by agreement between the Employer and the Alliance.

37.14 An employee may be assisted and/or represented by the Alliance when presenting a grievance at any level. The Alliance shall have the right to consult with the Employer with respect to a grievance at each or any level of the grievance procedure.

37.15 A grievor may present a grievance to the first level of the procedure in the manner prescribed in clause 37.08, not later than the twenty-fifth (25th) day after the date on which the grievor is notified or on which the grievor first becomes aware of the action or circumstances giving rise to the grievance. The Employer may present a policy grievance in the manner prescribed in clause 37.04 not later than the twenty-fifth (25th) day after the date on which the Employer is notified orally or in writing or on which the Employer first becomes aware of the action or circumstances giving rise to the policy grievance.

37.16 A grievor may present a grievance at each succeeding level in the grievance procedure beyond the first level either:

  1. where the decision or settlement is not satisfactory to the grievor, within ten (10) days after that decision or settlement has been conveyed in writing to the grievor by the Employer,
    or
  2. where the Employer has not conveyed a decision to the grievor within the time prescribed in clause 37.17, within fifteen (15) days after presentation by the grievor of the grievance at the previous level.

37.17 The Employer shall normally reply to a grievance at any level of the grievance procedure, except the final level, within ten (10) days after the grievance is presented, and within twenty (20) days where the grievance is presented at the final level except in the case of a policy grievance, to which the Employer shall normally respond within thirty (30) days. The Alliance shall normally reply to a policy grievance presented by the Employer within thirty (30) days.

37.18 Where an employee has been represented by the Alliance in the presentation of the employee’s grievance, the Employer will provide the appropriate representative of the Alliance with a copy of the Employer’s decision at each level of the grievance procedure at the same time that the Employer’s decision is conveyed to the employee.

37.19 The decision given by the Employer at the final level in the grievance procedure shall be final and binding upon the employee unless the grievance is a class of grievance that may be referred to adjudication.

37.20 In determining the time within which any action is to be taken as prescribed in this procedure, Saturdays, Sundays and designated paid holidays shall be excluded.

37.21 Where the provisions of clause 37.08 cannot be complied with and it is necessary to present a grievance by mail, the grievance shall be deemed to have been presented on the day on which it is postmarked and it shall be deemed to have been received by the Employer on the day it is delivered to the appropriate office of the department or agency concerned. Similarly, the Employer shall be deemed to have delivered a reply at any level on the date on which the letter containing the reply is postmarked, but the time limit within which the grievor may present the grievance at the next higher level shall be calculated from the date on which the Employer’s reply was delivered to the address shown on the grievance form.

37.22 The time limits stipulated in this procedure may be extended by mutual agreement between the Employer and the grievor and, where appropriate the Alliance representative.

37.23 Where it appears that the nature of the grievance is such that a decision cannot be given below a particular level of authority, any or all the levels except the final level may be eliminated by agreement of the Employer and the grievor, and, where applicable, the Alliance.

37.24 Where the Employer demotes or terminates an employee for cause pursuant to paragraph 12(1)(c), (d) or (e) of the Financial Administration Act, the grievance procedure set forth in this agreement shall apply except that the grievance shall be presented at the final level only.

37.25 A grievor may by written notice to the immediate supervisor or officer-in-charge abandon a grievance.

37.26 Any grievor who fails to present a grievance to the next higher level within the prescribed time limits shall be deemed to have abandoned the grievance unless, due to circumstances beyond the grievor’s control, the grievor was unable to comply with the prescribed time limits.

37.27 Where a grievance has been presented up to and including the final level in the grievance procedure with respect to:

  1. the interpretation or application of a provision of this collective agreement or related arbitral award,
    or
  2. termination of employment or demotion pursuant to paragraph 12(1)(c), (d) or (e) of the Financial Administration Act,
    or
  3. disciplinary action resulting in suspension or financial penalty,

and the grievance has not been dealt with to the grievor’s satisfaction, it may be referred to adjudication in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and Regulations.

37.28 Where a grievance that may be presented by an employee to adjudication is a grievance relating to the interpretation or application in respect of the employee of a provision of this agreement or an arbitral award, the employee is not entitled to refer the grievance to adjudication unless the Alliance signifies:

  1. its approval of the reference of the grievance to adjudication,
    and
  2. its willingness to represent the employee in the adjudication proceedings.

Expedited adjudication

37.29 The parties agree that any adjudicable grievance may be referred to the following expedited adjudication process:

  1. At the request of either party, a grievance that has been referred to adjudication may be dealt with through Expedited Adjudication with the consent of both parties.
  2. When the parties agree that a particular grievance will proceed through Expedited Adjudication, the Alliance will submit to the FPSLREB the consent form signed by the grievor or the bargaining agent.
  3. The parties may proceed with or without an Agreed Statement of Facts. When the parties arrive at an Agreed Statement of Facts it will be submitted to the FPSLREB or to the Adjudicator at the hearing.
  4. No witnesses will testify.
  5. The Adjudicator will be appointed by the FPSLREB from among its members who have had at least three (3) years’ experience as a member of the Board.
  6. Each Expedited Adjudication session will take place in Ottawa, unless the parties and the FPSLREB agree otherwise. The cases will be scheduled jointly by the parties and the FPSLREB, and will appear on the FPSLREB schedule.
  7. The Adjudicator will make an oral determination at the hearing, which will be recorded and initialled by the representatives of the parties. This will be confirmed in a written determination to be issued by the Adjudicator within five (5) days of the hearing. The parties may, at the request of the Adjudicator, vary the above conditions in a particular case.
  8. The Adjudicator’s determination will be final and binding on all the parties, but will not constitute a precedent. The parties agree not to refer the determination to the Federal Court.
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**Article 38: part-time employees

Definition

38.01 Part-time employee means a person whose normal hours of work are less than those established in the hours of work article for the relevant group or subgroup, but not less than those prescribed in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act.

General

38.02 Part-time employees shall be entitled to the benefits provided under this agreement in the same proportion as their normal weekly hours of work compared with the normal weekly hours of work, specified for the relevant group or subgroup, of full-time employees unless otherwise specified in this agreement.

38.03 Part-time employees shall be paid at the straight-time rate of pay for all work performed up to the normal daily or weekly hours specified for the relevant group or subgroup for a full-time employee.

38.04 The days of rest provisions of this agreement apply only in a week when a part-time employee has worked five (5) days and the weekly hours specified for the relevant group or subgroup.

38.05 Leave will only be provided:

  1. during those periods in which employees are scheduled to perform their duties;
    or
  2. where it may displace other leave as prescribed by this agreement.

Designated holidays

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38.06 A part-time employee shall not be paid for the designated holidays but shall instead be paid four decimal six per cent (4.6%) for all straight-time hours worked.

38.07 When a part-time employee is required to work on a day which is prescribed as a designated paid holiday for a full-time employee in clause 21.01 of this agreement, the employee shall be paid at time and one half (1 1/2) of the straight-time rate of pay for all hours worked up to the regular daily scheduled hours of work for the relevant group or subgroup and double time (2T) thereafter.

38.08 A part-time employee who reports for work as directed on a day which is prescribed as a designated paid holiday for a full-time employee in clause 21.01 shall be paid for the time actually worked in accordance with clause 38.07, or a minimum of four (4) hours’ pay at the straight-time rate, whichever is greater.

Overtime

38.09

  1. Overtime means authorized work performed in excess of the normal daily or weekly hours of work, specified for the relevant group or subgroup, of a full-time employee, but does not include time worked on a holiday.
  2. Notwithstanding (a), for employees whose normal scheduled hours of work are in excess of the normal daily hours of work specified for the relevant group or subgroup, overtime means work performed in excess of those normal scheduled daily hours or in excess of the average weekly hours of work specified for the relevant group or subgroup.

38.10 Subject to clause 38.09 a part-time employee who is required to work overtime shall be paid overtime as specified for the relevant group or subgroup.

Call-back

38.11 When a part-time employee meets the requirements to receive call-back pay in accordance with clause 28.01 and is entitled to receive the minimum payment rather than pay for actual time worked, the part-time employee shall be paid a minimum payment of four (4) hours’ pay at the straight-time rate.

Reporting pay

38.12 Subject to clause 38.04, when a part-time employee meets the requirements to receive reporting pay on a day of rest, in accordance with the reporting pay provision for the relevant group or subgroup, and is entitled to receive a minimum payment rather than pay for actual time worked, the part-time employee shall be paid a minimum payment of four (4) hours’ pay at the straight-time rate of pay.

Bereavement leave

38.13 Notwithstanding clause 38.02, there shall be no pro-rating of a “day” in clause 22.02, Bereavement leave with pay.

Vacation leave

38.14 A part-time employee shall earn vacation leave credits for each month in which the employee receives pay for at least twice (2) the number of hours in the employee’s normal workweek, at the rate for years of service established in the vacation leave entitlement clause of this agreement, pro-rated and calculated as follows:

  1. when the entitlement is nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours a month, .250 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s workweek per month;
  2. when the entitlement is twelve decimal five (12.5) hours a month, .333 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s workweek per month;
  3. when the entitlement is thirteen decimal seven five (13.75) hours a month, .367 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s workweek per month;
  4. when the entitlement is fourteen decimal four (14.4) hours a month, .383 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s workweek per month;
  5. when the entitlement is fifteen decimal six two five (15.625) hours a month, .417 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s workweek per month;
  6. when the entitlement is sixteen decimal eight seven five (16.875) hours a month, .450 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s workweek per month;
  7. when the entitlement is eighteen decimal seven five (18.75) hours a month, .500 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s workweek per month.

Sick leave

38.15 A part-time employee shall earn sick leave credits at the rate of one quarter (1/4) of the number of hours in an employee’s normal workweek for each calendar month in which the employee has received pay for at least twice (2) the number of hours in the employee’s normal workweek.

38.16 Vacation and sick leave administration

  1. For the purposes of administration of clauses 38.14 and 38.15, where an employee does not work the same number of hours each week, the normal workweek shall be the weekly average of the hours worked at the straight-time rate calculated on a monthly basis.
  2. An employee whose employment in any month is a combination of both full-time and part-time employment shall not earn vacation or sick leave credits in excess of the entitlement of a full-time employee.

Severance pay

38.17 Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 24: severance pay, where the period of continuous employment in respect of which severance benefit is to be paid consists of both full- and part-time employment or varying levels of part-time employment, the benefit shall be calculated as follows: the period of continuous employment eligible for severance pay shall be established and the part-time portions shall be consolidated to equivalent full time. The equivalent full-time period in years shall be multiplied by the full-time weekly pay rate for the appropriate group and level to produce the severance pay benefit.

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Article 39: variable hours

The Employer and the Alliance agree that the following conditions shall apply to employees for whom variable hours of work schedules are approved pursuant to the relevant provisions of this agreement.

It is agreed that the implementation of any such variation in hours shall not result in any additional expenditure or cost by reason only of such variation.

39.01 General terms

The scheduled hours of work of any day as set forth in a work schedule, may exceed or be less than the regular workday hours for the relevant group or subgroup; starting and finishing times, meal breaks and rest periods shall be determined according to operational requirements as determined by the Employer and the daily hours of work shall be consecutive.

For shift workers, such schedules shall provide that an employee’s normal workweek shall average the weekly hours per week specified for the relevant group or subgroup over the life of the schedule. The maximum life of a schedule shall be six (6) months.

For day workers, such schedules shall provide that an employee’s normal workweek shall average the weekly hours per week specified in this agreement over the life of the schedule. The maximum life of a schedule shall be twenty-eight (28) days.

Whenever an employee changes his or her variable hours or no longer works variable hours, all appropriate adjustments will be made.

39.02 Specific application

For greater certainty, the following provisions shall be administered as provided herein:

Interpretation and definitions

“Daily rate of pay” shall not apply.

Overtime

Overtime shall be compensated for all work performed:

  1. in excess of an employee’s scheduled hours of work on a scheduled working day in accordance with the provisions of this agreement;
  2. on days of rest at time and one half (1 1/2) except that if the overtime is worked by the employee on two (2) or more consecutive and contiguous days of rest, the employee shall be paid at double (2) time for each hour worked on the second and subsequent days of rest. Second and subsequent days of rest means the second and subsequent days in an unbroken series of consecutive and contiguous calendar days of rest.

Travel

Overtime compensation referred to in clause 27.04 of this agreement shall only be applicable on a normal day for hours in excess of the employee’s daily scheduled hours of work.

Designated paid holidays

  1. A designated paid holiday shall account for seven and one half (7 1/2) hours.
  2. When an employee works on a designated paid holiday, the employee shall be compensated, in addition to the normal daily hours’ pay, time and one half (1 1/2) up to his or her regular scheduled hours worked and double (2) time for all hours worked in excess of his or her regular scheduled hours.

Vacation leave: ED and EU Groups

Employees shall earn vacation at the rates prescribed for their years of service as set forth in this agreement. Leave will be granted on an hourly basis and the hours debited for each day of vacation leave shall be the same as the employee would normally have been scheduled to work on that day.

Vacation leave: LS Group

  1. Employees shall earn vacation at the rates prescribed for their years of service as set forth in this agreement. Leave will be granted on an hourly basis and the hours debited for each day of vacation leave shall be the same as the employee would normally have been scheduled to work on that day.
  2. Employees scheduled to work any portion of a fiscal year under the variable hours of work provisions of this agreement shall not have fractional vacation entitlement of more or less than one half (1/2) day increased to the nearest half day.

Sick leave

Employees shall earn sick leave credits at the rate prescribed in Article 19 of this agreement. Leave will be granted on an hourly basis and the hours debited for each day of sick leave shall be the same as the employee would normally have been scheduled to work on that day.

Acting pay

The qualifying period for acting pay as specified in Article 26, clause 26.07 shall be converted to hours.

Exchange of shifts

On exchange of shifts between employees, if provided in this agreement, the Employer shall pay as if no exchange had occurred.

Minimum number of hours between shifts

The provision in the agreement relating to the minimum period between the termination and commencement of the employee’s next shift shall not apply to an employee subject to variable hours of work.

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Article 40: dental care plan

40.01 The Dental Care Plan as contained in the Master Agreement between the Treasury Board and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, with an expiry date of June 30, 1988, and as subsequently amended from time to time, shall be deemed to form part of this agreement.

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Article 41: termination or transfer of operations

41.01 This article applies to the ED and EU Groups only.

41.02 The Employer will continue past practice in giving all reasonable consideration to continued employment in the public service of employees who would otherwise become redundant because an operation is contracted out, terminated or transferred to another jurisdiction.

41.03 In accordance with clause 41.02 where an employee is offered employment with another jurisdiction and he or she is not permitted to retain substantially the same entitlement to credits in respect of sick leave, special leave and severance pay as were accumulated during his or her service with the Employer, he or she shall, for the purpose of this agreement, be deemed to be on layoff from the effective date of termination or turnover of the operation and entitled to benefits as set forth in paragraph 24.01(a) of this agreement.

41.04 The provisions of paragraph 24.01(b) shall apply to an employee who is offered the retention of substantially the same entitlement to credits accumulated during his or her service with the Employer and who declines employment on this basis.

41.05 When an official application to negotiate the takeover of a school is received from a band council, the Department of Indigenous Services will notify the appropriate Alliance representative as soon as possible.

41.06 As far in advance as possible of the proposed date of any termination or transfer of operations, the Employer will notify the employees involved and will provide an opportunity for consultation with the Alliance on details of the future pay and benefit entitlements.

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Article 42: miscellaneous, ED Group

42.01 This clause applies to employees certified in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group or as a Teacher Aide.

  1. Professional development sessions

    The Employer recognizes the usefulness of professional development and, where possible, one period per year may be set aside to arrange such a session. The session content will be discussed with the appropriate consultation committee and the expenses of such a session, subject to operational constraints, will be borne by the Employer. If the session is held away from an employee’s work location and the employee is unable to attend, he or she will be considered on duty provided that he or she performs duties as assigned by the Employer for the duration of the professional development session.

    It is understood that other professional development days will also be granted, in accordance with present practice.

  2. Transportation

    The parties agree that, except in cases of emergency, employees will not be required to use their private vehicle in the performance of their duties if other means of transportation are available. Should employees be required to use their private vehicle for field trips or similar activities, they will be reimbursed in accordance with the Government Travel and Living Accommodations Directive.

42.02 This clause applies to employees certified in the Language Teaching Sub-Group and the EU Physical Education Instructors.

At the request of an employee who takes a course offered by the Employer, the Employer shall provide a certificate indicating the subject of the course, the name of the person who gave the course, the date on which it was given and its duration, provided the employee requests a certificate within thirty (30) days of completion of such a course.

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Article 43: hours of work for the LS Group

43.01 The normal workweek shall be thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours and the normal daily hours of work shall be seven decimal five (7.5) consecutive hours, exclusive of a meal period. These hours may be varied at the Employer’s discretion to allow for summer and winter hours, provided that the annual total hours equal those which would be obtained with no variation.

43.02 The normal workweek shall be Monday through Friday, and the normal workday shall be between 7 am and 6 pm.

43.03 An employee shall be granted two (2) consecutive days of rest during each seven (7) day period, unless operational requirements do not permit.

43.04 Notwithstanding clauses 43.01, 43.02 and 43.03, for employees required to provide direct services to the public or to students:

  1. the normal hours of work may be scheduled between 7 am and 10 pm from Monday to Friday inclusively, and between 8:30 am and 5 pm on Saturdays;
  2. the Employer shall set up a master shift schedule for a fifty-six (56) calendar day period, posted at least fifteen (l5) calendar days in advance;
  3. the Employer shall schedule for each employee at least two (2) consecutive days of rest per week. This provision shall be considered to have been met when two (2) days of rest for an employee are separated by a designated paid holiday on which the employee is not scheduled to work.

43.05 When an employee who is subject to clause 43.04 is required to change his or her scheduled shift without receiving at least five (5) working days’ notice in advance of the starting time of such change in his or her scheduled shift, the employee shall be paid at the rate of time and one half (l 1/2) for all hours worked outside of those which the employee is scheduled to work.

43.06 When employees who are subject to clause 43.04 provide sufficient advance notice, they may, with the approval of the Employer, exchange shifts, provided there is no increase in cost to the Employer.

43.07 Clause 43.04, 43.05 and 43.06 shall not become operative for the Library and Archives of Canada unless it extends its hours of service to the public.

43.08 Employees shall submit monthly attendance registers that will specify absences on normal days of work, hours of overtime and call-back.

43.09 Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, upon request of an employee and the concurrence of the Employer, an employee may complete his or her weekly hours of employment in a period of other than five (5) full days provided that over a period of fourteen (14), twenty-one (21) or twenty-eight (28) calendar days the employee works an average of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week. As part of the provisions of this clause, attendance reporting shall be mutually agreed between the employee and the Employer. In every averaging period of fourteen (14), twenty-one (21) or twenty-eight (28) calendar days, such an employee shall be granted days of rest on such days as are not scheduled as a normal workday for the employee.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this agreement, the implementation of any variation in hours shall not result in any additional overtime work or additional payment by reason only of such variation, nor shall it be deemed to prohibit the right of the Employer to schedule any hours of work permitted by the terms of this agreement.

43.10 The Employer will provide two (2) rest periods of fifteen (15) minutes each per full working day except on occasions when operational requirements do not permit.

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Article 44: work year and hours of work for the ED-EST Sub-Group and EU Group

Department of Indigenous Services

44.01 Employees who work a ten (10) month work year

  1. “School year” applicable to an employee of the Department of Indigenous Services, means the period extending from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. The number of working days in the school year shall not exceed those designated by the province, territory or provincial school unit within which geographical area the employee is working. Working days will include teaching days and professional development days.
  2. Employees of the Department of Indigenous Services who work a ten (10) month work year and who wish to leave the service before the beginning of the next school year will make every effort to submit their resignation no later than the 30th of April and shall provide one (1) month’s notice of resignation to the Employer if they wish to leave the service during the school year.

Paragraph (c) applies only to ED-EST Sub-Group

  1. A teacher at the Department of Indigenous Services shall have, as a minimum, an average of forty (40) minutes per day of uninterrupted preparation time during classroom hours. Effective September 1, 2011, a teacher at the Department of Indigenous Services shall have, as a minimum, an average of forty-four (44) minutes per day of uninterrupted preparation time during classroom hours. Effective September 1, 2012, a teacher at the Department of Indigenous Services shall have, as a minimum, an average of forty-eight (48) minutes per day of uninterrupted preparation time during classroom hours. Each unit of preparation time shall be no less than twenty (20) minutes. Preparation time shall not include any teaching or supervisory responsibilities and shall not have an impact on the daily number of instructional minutes.
  2. Preparation time shall be used for the purpose of professional activities as reasonably determined by the teacher exclusive of recesses and lunch breaks and will be assigned during instructional time. It is understood that duties during preparation time cannot be assigned by the principal unless there is an emergency.

44.02 Except as provided in clause 44.04, the working day of an employee working a school year shall be the same as that designated by the province, territory or school unit in which the employee is working. The employee shall be entitled to the same designated holidays, Christmas break, Easter or mid-winter break and summer break as observed by school boards of the province or territory in which he or she works.

44.03 The commencement and termination of the school day of an employee covered by clause 44.01 shall be in accordance with the practice prevailing in non-federal schools of the province or territory in which the school is located with the additional provision that employees shall be required to be on duty fifteen (15) minutes before the time of opening of school in the morning.

44.04 When an agreement in writing is reached between the Employer and the majority of the employees in a school, the schedule of working days and the duration of a working day may vary from those established in clauses 44.01, 44.02 and 44.03 provided that the total number of working days do not exceed that established in clause 44.01.

44.05 When an employee works (or attends orientation seminars at the request of the Employer) on a day other than a day provided for in clauses 44.01 or 44.04, he or she shall be provided compensation on a day-for-day basis. This payment shall be calculated in accordance with clause 2.01 (“daily rate of pay”), as will any deduction from pay as a result of an employee being on leave without pay.

44.06

Paragraph (a) applies only to the ED-EST Sub-Group

  1. Unless it is impractical for the Employer to have persons other than teachers provide lunch hour supervision, the teachers will be relieved of such supervisory duties. Teachers shall be entitled to a lunch period of forty (40) minutes, free from supervisory duties.

Paragraph (b) applies only to the EU Group

  1. Where teacher aides are required to provide lunch-hour supervision, such teacher aides shall be granted an equivalent period of time for their lunch period as close as possible to the mid-point of the school day.

44.07

  1. Supervision time is defined as the time teachers are assigned to supervise students outside of the instructional day as designated by the province, territory or provincial school unit within which geographical area the teacher is working. The principal shall distribute supervision responsibilities equitably in consultation with the teachers concerned.
  2. The Employer shall ensure that no teacher be assigned supervision duties in excess of eighty (80) minutes per five (5) instructional days.
  3. Any assigned supervision duty during the times as outlined above, such as but not limited to, bus duty, hall duty and/or yard duty shall constitute supervision time for the purpose of the minutes of supervision as set out herein.

44.08 Except as provided for in this agreement, an employee working a school year as defined in clause 44.01 will not be entitled to leave with pay during periods in which he or she is not scheduled to work.

Clauses 44.09 to 44.14 inclusively apply only to the ED-EST Sub-Group

44.09 Teachers who work a twelve (12) month work year

  1. Guidance and Vocational Counsellors in the Department of Indigenous Services shall be on a twelve (12) month work year and the workday for such an employee shall be seven decimal five (7.5) hours or such lesser period as the Employer may schedule.
  2. Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, upon request of an employee and the concurrence of the Employer, an employee may complete his or her weekly hours of employment in a period of other than five (5) full days provided that over a period of twenty-eight (28) calendar days the employee works an average of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week. As part of the provisions of this clause, attendance reporting shall be mutually agreed between the employee and the Employer. In every twenty-eight (28) day period such an employee shall be granted days of rest on such days as are not scheduled as a normal workday for him or her.
  3. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this agreement, the implementation of any variation in hours shall not result in any additional overtime work or additional payment by reason only of such variation, nor shall it be deemed to prohibit the right of the Employer to schedule any hours of work permitted by the terms of this agreement.
  4. Employees covered by this clause shall be subject to the variable hours of work provisions established in Article 39.

Canadian Coast Guard College

44.10

  1. An employee at the Canadian Coast Guard College shall be on a twelve (12) month work year. The normal daily hours of work shall be scheduled between 7:00 hours and 18:00 hours, Monday to Friday and shall include not more than four (4) hours of classroom teaching per day, with the exception of one (1) day only per week where an employee may be required to provide classroom teaching or to spend other time with students, up to six (6) hours, provided that the total classroom teaching time does not exceed twenty (20) hours per week.
  2. Preparation time shall be used for the purpose of professional activities as reasonably determined by the teacher.

Correctional Service of Canada

44.11

  1. An employee in the Correctional Service of Canada shall be on a twelve (12) month work year. The workday shall be seven decimal five (7.5) hours or such lesser period as the Employer may schedule. The workweek shall be from Monday to Friday and between the hours of 7:00 hours and 18:00 hours and no employee shall be assigned work hours other than between these hours and on these days, except by the written consent of the employee concerned. Notwithstanding the above, an employee may voluntarily accept, hours of work between 7:00 hours and 22:00 hours following a request from the Employer.
  2. Rest periods

The Employer shall schedule two (2) rest periods of fifteen (15) minutes each during each shift. An employee in the Correctional Service of Canada may be required to take such rest periods at his or her work location when the nature of his or her duties makes it necessary.

National Defence

44.12 An employee in the Department of National Defence shall be on a twelve (12) month work year and the workday for such an employee shall be seven decimal five (7.5) hours or such lesser period as the Employer may schedule between 7:00 hours and 18:00 hours, Monday to Friday.

General

44.13 Subject to operational requirements, a Principal may be granted time away from classroom duties in accordance with the following schedule for the purpose of performing administrative and supervisory duties.

Number of teachers and teacher aides supervised Administrative and supervisory time
From one (1) to three (3) One forty (40) to forty-five (45) minute period per day, or one half (1/2) day per week at the Principal’s option
From four (4) to six (6) One day per week
From seven (7) to ten (10) Two and one half (2 1/2) days per week
Eleven (11) or more Full-time

44.14 Subject to operational requirements, an Assistant Principal may be granted time away from classroom duties in accordance with the following schedule for the purpose of performing administrative and supervisory duties.

Number of teachers and teacher aides supervised Administrative and supervisory time
From seven (7) to ten (10) One half (1/2) day per week
From eleven (11) to nineteen (19) Half time
Twenty (20) or more Full time

Clauses 44.15 to 44.20 inclusively apply only to the employees of the EU Group who work a twelve (12) month work year

44.15 Employees shall be on a twelve (12) month work year.

44.16 The normal workweek for employees shall be from Monday to Friday.

44.17 The normal daily hours of work of employees, exclusive of meal breaks, shall be seven decimal five (7.5) hours and shall be scheduled in a continuous period, as operational needs require.

44.18 The Employer may authorize that certain tasks be performed away from the Employer’s premises.

44.19 This clause applies only to Physical Education Instructors.

  1. The normal daily hours of work shall be scheduled between 7:00 hours and 17:00 hours, Monday to Friday.
  2. No employee of the Correctional Service of Canada shall be assigned work hours other than between these hours and on these days, except by the written consent of the employee concerned.

44.20 The Employer will:

  1. notify the Alliance at the appropriate level, at least fourteen (14) calendar days before introduction of any change in the schedule of working hours if such change will affect a majority of the employees in any teaching unit.
  2. give reasonable notice of the change to those employees whose hours of work are affected by the change.

It is recognized that emergency situations may require the Employer to introduce changes in scheduled hours of work on short notice.

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Article 45: work year and hours of work for the ED-LAT Sub-Group

45.01 Employees shall be on a twelve (12) month work year.

45.02 A week shall consist of seven (7) consecutive days beginning at 00:01 hours Monday morning and ending at 24:00 hours Sunday. The day is a twenty-four (24) hour period commencing at 00:01 hours.

45.03 The normal workweek shall be thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours, Monday to Friday, and the normal daily hours of work shall be seven decimal five (7.5) consecutive hours, exclusive of a meal period, between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm.

45.04 Notwithstanding clause 45.03, because of the operational requirements of the service, an employee’s normal daily hours of work may be scheduled to extend beyond 6 pm and/or on a Saturday or a Sunday but will not be scheduled beyond 10 pm. When hours of work are scheduled to extend beyond 6 pm and/or on a Saturday or a Sunday, they shall be scheduled in such a manner that employees, over a period of not more than fifty-six (56) calendar days:

  1. work an average of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours and an average of five (5) days per week;
  2. work seven decimal five (7.5) consecutive hours per day, exclusive of a meal period;
  3. obtain an average of two (2) days of rest per week;
  4. obtain at least two (2) consecutive days of rest at a time. Such two (2) consecutive days of rest may be separated by a designated paid holiday, and the consecutive days of rest may be in separate calendar weeks.

45.05 Employees whose hours of work are scheduled pursuant to the provisions of clause 45.04 shall be informed by written notice of their scheduled hours of work.

45.06 Employees whose hours of work are changed pursuant to the provisions of clause 45.04 will be advised of such change by written notice provided fifteen (15) days in advance, except where, subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer, such change must be made on shorter notice.

45.07 When hours of work are scheduled in accordance with clause 45.04, the Employer will make every reasonable effort:

  1. to take the employees’ preferences into consideration;
    and
  2. not to schedule the commencement of a shift within sixteen (16) hours of the completion of the employee’s previous shift.

45.08 Except for employees whose hours of work are scheduled pursuant to clause 45.03, employees who are required to change their scheduled hours of work without receiving at least five (5) days’ notice in advance of the starting time of such change shall be paid for the first shift worked on the revised schedule at the rate of time and one half (1 1/2). Subsequent shifts worked on the revised schedule shall be paid for at straight time, subject to the overtime provisions of this agreement.

45.09 The Employer will, at the request of the Alliance, consult with the local Alliance representative(s) on work schedules established pursuant to clause 45.04 when such schedules affect the majority of the employees in a work unit.

45.10

  1. Hours of teaching must be in accordance with the November 30, 1989, Award of the Special Arbitration Panel chaired by M. Teplitsky.
  2. Notwithstanding the Employer’s right to decide on course content and methods of delivery, hours of teaching shall include time spent in remote and/or direct contact with student(s). Remote contact includes but is not limited to the use of the Internet, telephone or other electronic means of communication.

45.11 The Employer may authorize that certain tasks be performed away from the Employer’s premises.

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Article 46: pedagogical break

This article applies to employees in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching (ED-EST) subgroup who work for a period of twelve (12) months, to employees in the Language Teaching ED-LAT subgroup, to employees in the Language Instructor and Physical Education subgroups of the Educational Support (EU) group, and to employees in the Education Services ED-EDS subgroup employed at the Department of National Defence who regularly teach.

46.01 Employees shall be granted a pedagogical break which will include all calendar days between December 25 and January 2 inclusively. During this period, employees are entitled to four (4) days of leave with pay, in addition to three (3) designated paid holidays as provided for under clause 21.01 of this agreement.

46.02 Should January 2 coincide with an employee’s day of rest or with a day to which a designated paid holiday has been moved by application of clause 21.03, the day shall be moved to the employee’s first scheduled working day following the pedagogical break.

46.03 If an employee performs authorized work during the pedagogical break on a day other than a designated paid holiday or a normal day of rest, he or she shall receive compensation based upon his or her normal daily rate of pay, in addition to his or her usual pay for the day.

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Article 47: work year and hours of work for the ED-EDS Sub-Group

47.01 All employees shall be on a twelve (12) month work year and the workday for such an employee shall be seven decimal five (7.5) hours or such lesser period as the Employer may schedule, Monday to Friday between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm.

47.02 The workday for an employee shall commence and terminate each day at the hours fixed by the Employer and before a schedule of working hours is changed the change will be discussed with the appropriate representative of the Alliance if the change will affect a majority of the employees governed by the schedule.

47.03 Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, upon request of an employee and the concurrence of the Employer, an employee may complete his or her weekly hours of employment in a period other than five (5) full days, provided that over a period of twenty-eight (28) calendar days the employee works an average of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week. As part of the provisions of this clause, attendance reporting shall be mutually agreed between the employee and the Employer. In every twenty-eight (28) day period, such an employee shall be granted days of rest on such days as are not scheduled as a normal workday for him or her.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this agreement, the implementation of any variation in hours shall not result in any additional overtime work or additional payment by reason only of such variation, nor shall it be deemed to prohibit the right of the Employer to schedule any hours of work permitted by the terms of this agreement.

Employees covered by this clause shall be subject to the variable hours of work provisions established in Article 39.

47.04 Rest Periods

Except when operational requirements do not permit, the Employer will provide two (2) rest periods of fifteen (15) minutes each per full working day.

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**Article 48: overtime

48.01 This article applies only to employees whose work year is twelve (12) months.

48.02 When an employee works overtime authorized by the Employer, the employee shall be compensated on the basis of time and one half (1 1/2) for all hours worked in excess of seven decimal five (7.5) hours per day.

LS/EU 48.03 LS and EU Groups

When an employee works overtime authorized by the Employer on his or her normal day of rest, compensation shall be granted on the basis of time and one half (1 1/2) for all hours worked on the first day of rest, and double (2) time on the second day of rest.

ED 48.03 ED Group

  1. When an employee is required by the Employer to work overtime on a normal day of rest, compensation shall be granted on the basis of time and one half (1 1/2) for all hours worked.
  2. An employee who is required to work on a second day of rest is entitled to compensation at double (2) time provided that the employee also worked on the first day of rest. Second day of rest means the second day in an unbroken series of consecutive and continuous calendar days of rest.

48.04 All calculations for overtime shall be based on each completed fifteen (15) minutes.

48.05 Subject to operational requirements, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to avoid excessive overtime and to allocate the requirement to work overtime among readily available qualified employees who normally perform those duties.

48.06 Except in cases of emergency, call-back or mutual agreement, the Employer shall, wherever possible, give at least twelve (12) hours’ notice of any requirement for overtime work.

48.07 Overtime shall be compensated with a payment except where, upon the request of an employee and with the approval of the Employer, overtime may be compensated in equivalent compensatory leave with pay.

48.08

  1. The Employer shall grant compensatory leave at times convenient to both the employee and the Employer.
  2. At the request of the employee and with the approval of the Employer, accumulated compensatory leave may be paid out, in whole or in part, once per fiscal year, at the employee’s hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in the certificate of appointment of his or her substantive position at the time of the request.

48.09 The Employer shall endeavour to make payments for overtime in the month following the month in which the credits were earned.

48.10 When an employee performs authorized overtime work, time spent by the employee reporting to or returning from work shall not constitute time worked.

48.11 Meals

  1. An employee who works three (3) or more hours of overtime immediately before or immediately following normal hours of work shall be reimbursed expenses for one meal in the amount of twelve dollars ($12.00), except where free meals are provided or the employee is on travel status.
  2. When an employee works overtime continuously extending four (4) hours or more beyond the period provided in paragraph (a), the employee shall be reimbursed for one additional meal in the amount of twelve dollars ($12.00) for each additional four (4) hour period of overtime worked thereafter, except where free meals are provided.
  3. When overtime is worked in accordance with paragraphs 48.11(a) and (b) above, reasonable time to be determined by the Employer shall be allowed to the employee in order to take a meal break either at or adjacent to the employee’s place of work, and such time shall be paid at the overtime rate where applicable.
  4. Paragraphs 48.11(a) and (b) shall not apply:
    1. to an employee who is in travel status which entitles the employee to claim expenses for lodging and/or meals;
      or

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    1. to an employee who has obtained authorization to work at the employee’s residence.
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**Article 49: allowances

This article applies to employees certified in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching (ED-EST) Sub-Group.

Where the employee is entitled to an allowance provided in clauses 49.01, 49.02, 49.03, 49.05, 49.07 and 49.09 for less than a full work year, the amount of the allowance will be pro-rated on the basis of the percentage of the work year he or she was so employed.

Paragraphs 49.01 and 49.02 apply only to ED-EST employees whose work year is twelve (12) months.

49.01 Principal’s allowance

A principal of a school shall be paid an allowance for administrative and supervisory responsibilities at the following annual rates, calculated on the commencement of the school year:

effective on the date of signature of this agreement,
$2,080 basic, plus:
$565 for each teacher and teacher aide supervised from one (1) to twelve (12),
and
$310 for each teacher and teacher aide supervised from thirteen (13) or more.

The number of teachers and teacher aides who work under the supervision of the Principal but who are seconded from school boards, Indian bands, and other organizations shall be counted in determining the amount of the principal’s allowance.

49.02 Assistant principal’s allowance

An Assistant Principal of a school shall be paid an allowance for administrative and supervisory responsibilities at an annual rate equal to one half of the Principal’s allowance specified in clause 49.01 in accordance with the number of teachers and teacher aides supervised.

49.03 Department head’s allowance

A teacher who is a department head (including a head education counsellor) shall be paid an allowance for administrative and supervisory responsibilities of:

Effective on the date of signature of this agreement: $2,245 per annum.

49.04 Night school compensation

A teacher shall be paid at his or her normal hourly rate of pay, for every completed hour of work, for approved scheduled teaching duties which are performed outside the authorized school hours and which are not part of the teacher’s normal work program. This clause does not apply to an employee covered by Article 48.

49.05 Allowance for teachers of specialist subjects

  1. Definition

    Any subject can be considered as a field of specialization as they are variable depending on the Provincial Ministry of Education. The definition of Specialization is the recognition of additional training in teachable subject area within the assigned curriculum.

  2. Eligibility
    1. Where a specialist’s qualification is recognized by a Provincial Ministry of Education or College of Teachers, that qualification will be considered to meet the clause requirements.
    2. In other cases, the training courses required for a specialization allowance are post-secondary courses in a subject area within assigned curriculum; namely university accredited courses and/or recognized training courses with the written approval of the Principal (Superintendent or Chief of Education and Training or equivalent). These courses are beyond the basic requirements for teacher certification. An employee who is assigned to counselling duties or teaching duties and who has a total cumulative recognized time of two hundred and seventy (270) hours of additional training in teachable subject area within the assigned curriculum as defined in (a) and (b) is eligible for the allowance.
  3. Allowance

    An employee who is eligible under (a) and (b) shall receive an allowance in excess of that to which he or she is eligible in view of his or her academic and professional qualifications or experience:

    Effective on the date of signing of this agreement: $1,015 per annum.

    No employee will be paid more than one allowance for specialization under this clause.

  4. Grandparent protection

    Any employee who on the signing of the memorandum of agreement dated June 17, 2003, was receiving a specialist’s allowance under clause 49.05 of the Education and Library Science collective agreement expired on June 30, 2003, will be paid the allowance as long as he or she remains in his or her current substantive position.

  5. Limitation

    The same courses will not be applied simultaneously towards salary determination as per the pay grid for Annual Rates of Pay set forth in Appendix A and towards a specialist allowance. If courses already used to determine the employee’s eligibility for the specialist allowance are applied for salary determination as per the pay grid for Annual Rates of Pay set forth in Appendix A, the specialist allowance will terminate. On the basis of other additional courses, an employee may reapply for a specialist allowance previously held when it can be determined through a re-evaluation of the total courses accumulated that he or she has met again the requirements in accordance with (a) and (b) for a specialist allowance.

49.06 Summer school allowance

An employee may be granted a per diem allowance as determined by the Employer for summer school courses where the Employer identifies a departmental need for the employee to take such courses. The allowance will not be paid in respect of Saturdays and Sundays.

49.07 One-room school allowance

A teacher employed in the Department of Indigenous Services as the only teacher in a one-room school shall be paid an allowance:

Effective on the date of signature of this agreement: $1,240 per annum;

49.08 Limitation

No employee will be paid more than one of the allowances provided in clauses 49.01, 49.02, 49.03 and 49.07 of this agreement.

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49.09 Specialist Indigenous Languages

A teacher employed in the Department of Indigenous Services who is qualified and assigned to teach an Indigenous language in the following school locations will receive an allowance of $1,015 per annum:

  • Tyendinaga, Ontario
  • Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario
  • Cold Lake First Nations, Alberta

To qualify for the allowance, a teacher must satisfy the Department of Indigenous Services of their qualifications to teach an Indigenous language.

It is understood that only one allowance will be paid under clause 49.09.

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**Article 50: technological change

50.01 The parties have agreed that in cases where as a result of technological change the services of an employee are no longer required beyond a specified date because of lack of work or the discontinuance of a function, Appendix “B” on Workforce Adjustment will apply. In all other cases the following clauses will apply.

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50.02 In this article “technological change” means:

  1. the introduction by the Employer of equipment, material, system or software of a different nature than that previously utilized;
    and
  2. a significant change in the Employer’s operation directly related to the introduction of that equipment, material, system or software.

50.03 Both parties recognize the overall advantages of technological change and will, therefore, encourage and promote technological change in the Employer’s operations. Where technological change is to be implemented, the Employer will seek ways and means of minimizing adverse effects on employees which might result from such changes.

50.04 The Employer agrees to provide as much advance notice as is practicable but, except in cases of emergency, not less than one hundred and eighty (180) days’ written notice to the Alliance of the introduction or implementation of technological change when it will result in significant changes in the employment status or working conditions of the employees.

50.05 The written notice provided for in clause 50.04 will provide the following information:

  1. the nature and degree of the technological change;
  2. the date or dates on which the Employer proposes to effect the technological change;
  3. the location or locations involved;
  4. the approximate number and type of employees likely to be affected by the technological change;
  5. the effect that the technological change is likely to have on the terms and conditions of employment of the employees affected.

50.06 As soon as reasonably practicable after notice is given under clause 50.04, the Employer shall consult meaningfully with the Alliance concerning the rationale for the change and the topics referred to in paragraph 50.05 on each group of employees, including training.

50.07 When, as a result of technological change, the Employer determines that an employee requires new skills or knowledge in order to perform the duties of the employee’s substantive position, the Employer will make every reasonable effort to provide the necessary training during the employee’s working hours without loss of pay and at no cost to the employee.

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Article 51: authorship, LS Group

This article applies only to employees of the Library Science Group

51.01 When an employee acts as a sole or joint author or editor of a publication, the employee’s authorship or editorship shall normally be shown on the title page of such publication.

51.02 Where the Employer wishes to make changes in material submitted for publication with which the author does not agree, the author may request that he or she not be credited publicly.

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Article 52: religious observance

52.01 The Employer shall make every reasonable effort to accommodate an employee who requests time off to fulfil his or her religious obligations.

52.02 Employees may, in accordance with the provisions of this agreement, request annual leave, compensatory leave, leave without pay for other reasons or a shift exchange (in the case of a shift worker) in order to fulfil their religious obligations.

52.03 Notwithstanding clause 52.02, at the request of the employee and at the discretion of the Employer, time off with pay may be granted to the employee in order to fulfil his or her religious obligations. The number of hours with pay so granted must be made up hour for hour within a period of six (6) months, at times agreed to by the Employer. Hours worked as a result of time off granted under this clause shall not be compensated nor should they result in any additional payments by the Employer.

52.04 An employee who intends to request leave or time off under this article must give notice to the Employer as far in advance as possible but no later than four (4) weeks before the requested period of absence unless, because of unforeseeable circumstances, such notice cannot be given.

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**Article 53: job security

53.01 Subject to the willingness and capacity of individual employees to accept relocation and retraining, the Employer will make every reasonable effort to ensure that any reduction in the workforce will be accomplished through attrition.

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53.02 Through Labour Management Consultation Committees, or through another forum as agreed upon by both parties, departmental and Alliance representatives shall meet to discuss and exchange on issues associated with contracting out, such as but not limited to, the influence on working conditions, complexity of tasks, information on contractors in the workplace, future resource and service requirements, skills inventories, knowledge transfer, position vacancies, workload, and managed services.

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53.03 Where practicable and when indeterminate employees are affected by workforce adjustment situations, and provided the employee is capable of performing the necessary work, preference shall be given to their retention over re-engaging a contractor.

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Article 54: membership fees

54.01 The Employer shall reimburse an employee for the employee’s payment of membership or registration fees to an organization or governing body when the payment of such fees is a requirement for the continuation of the performance of the duties of the employee’s position.

54.02 Membership dues referred to in Article 10: check-off, of this agreement are specifically excluded as reimbursable fees under this article.

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Article 55: shift principle

55.01 It is recognized that certain full-time indeterminate employees whose hours of work are regularly scheduled on a shift basis in accordance with the clause 43.04 or 45.04 who receive the Shift Premium (clause 30.01) in accordance with Article 30 (hereinafter referred to as a shift work employee) are required to attend certain proceedings, under this collective agreement as identified in paragraph 55.01(a) and certain other proceedings identified in paragraph 55.01(b) which normally take place between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm from Mondays to Fridays inclusively.

When a shift work employee who is scheduled to work on the day of that proceeding and when the proceeding is not scheduled during the employee’s scheduled shift for that day and when the majority of the hours of the employee’s scheduled shift on that day do not fall between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, upon written application by the employee, the Employer shall endeavour, where possible, to change the shift work employee’s shift on the day of the proceeding so that the majority of the hours fall between 9 am and 5 pm provided that operational requirements are met, there is no increase in cost to the Employer and sufficient advance notice is given by the employee.

  1. Certain proceedings under this agreement
    1. Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board Proceedings clauses 14.01, 14.02, 14.04, 14.05 and 14.06
    2. Personnel Selection Process clause 22.18
    3. Contract Negotiation and Preparatory Contract Negotiation Meetings clauses 14.09 and 14.10
  2. Certain other proceedings
    1. Training Courses which the employee is required to attend by the Employer.
    2. To write Provincial Certification Examinations which are a requirement for the continuation of the performance of the duties of the employee’s position.
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Article 56: agreement reopener

56.01 This agreement may be amended by mutual consent.

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Article 57: maternity-related reassignment or leave

57.01 An employee who is pregnant or nursing may, during the period from the beginning of pregnancy to the end of the seventy-eighth (78th) week following the birth, request the Employer to modify her job functions or reassign her to another job if, by reason of the pregnancy or nursing, continuing any of her current functions may pose a risk to her health or that of the fetus or child. On being informed of the cessation, the Employer, with the written consent of the employee, shall notify the appropriate workplace committee or the health and safety representative.

57.02 An employee’s request under clause 57.01 must be accompanied or followed as soon as possible by a medical certificate indicating the expected duration of the potential risk and the activities or conditions to avoid in order to eliminate the risk. Dependent upon the particular circumstances of the request, the Employer may obtain an independent medical opinion.

57.03 An employee who has made a request under clause 57.01 is entitled to continue in her current job while the Employer examines her request, but, if the risk posed by continuing any of her job functions so requires, she is entitled to be immediately assigned alternative duties until such time as the Employer:

  1. modifies her job functions or reassigns her;
    or
  2. informs her in writing that it is not reasonably practicable to modify her job functions or reassign her.

57.04 Where reasonably practicable, the Employer shall modify the employee’s job functions or reassign her.

57.05 Where the Employer concludes that a modification of job functions or a reassignment that would avoid the activities or conditions indicated in the medical certificate is not reasonably practicable, the Employer shall so inform the employee in writing and shall grant leave of absence without pay to the employee for the duration of the risk as indicated in the medical certificate. However, such leave shall end no later than seventy-eight (78) weeks after the birth.

57.06 An employee whose job functions have been modified, who has been reassigned or who is on leave of absence shall give at least two (2) weeks’ notice in writing to the Employer of any change in duration of the risk or the inability as indicated in the medical certificate, unless there is a valid reason why that notice cannot be given. Such notice must be accompanied by a new medical certificate.

57.07 Notwithstanding clause 57.05, for an employee working in an institution where she is in direct and regular contact with offenders, if the Employer concludes that a modification of job functions or a reassignment that would avoid the activities or conditions indicated in the medical certificate is not reasonably practicable, the Employer shall so inform the employee in writing and shall grant leave of absence with pay to the employee for the duration of the risk as indicated in the medical certificate. However, such leave shall end no later than at the time the officer proceeds on maternity leave without pay or the termination date of the pregnancy, whichever comes first.

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Article 58: medical appointment for pregnant employees

58.01 Up to three decimal seven five (3.75) hours of reasonable time off with pay will be granted to pregnant employees for the purpose of attending routine medical appointments.

58.02 Where a series of continuing appointments is necessary for the treatment of a particular condition relating to the pregnancy, absences shall be charged to sick leave.

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Article 59: duty aboard vessels

59.01 Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to impair in any manner whatsoever the authority of the Master.

59.02 The Master may, whenever he or she deems it advisable, require any employee to participate in lifeboat or other emergency drills without the payment of overtime.

59.03 Any work necessary for the safety of the vessel, passengers, crew or cargo shall be performed by all employees at any time on immediate call and, notwithstanding any provisions of this agreement which might be construed to the contrary, in no event shall overtime be paid for work performed in connection with such emergency duties of which the Master shall be the sole judge.

59.04 When an employee suffers loss of clothing or personal effects (those which can reasonably be expected to accompany the employee aboard the ship) because of marine disaster or shipwreck, the employee shall be reimbursed the value of those articles up to a maximum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) based on replacement cost.

59.05

  1. An employee shall submit to the Employer a full inventory of his or her personal effects and shall be responsible for maintaining it in a current state.
  2. An employee or the employee’s estate making a claim under this article shall submit to the Employer reasonable proof of such loss, and shall submit an affidavit listing the individual items and values claimed.
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Article 60: leave for ED-EST and EU employees who work a ten (10) month work year

60.01 The Employer shall grant ED-EST and EU employees who work a ten (10) month work year up to fifteen (15) hours of leave with pay, to be granted in up to two (2) periods of seven decimal five (7.5) hours each or four (4) periods of up to three decimal seven five (3.75) hours each, within each school year for personal reasons, at a time requested by the employee, provided the employee gives the Employer advance notice prior to the commencement of the leave of at least five (5) working days, unless there is a valid reason, as determined by the Employer, why such notice cannot be given.

60.02

  1. Effective on the date of signing of this collective agreement, employees with more than two (2) years of service shall receive a one-time entitlement of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours of leave with pay for personal reasons.
  2. Employees shall be credited a one-time entitlement of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours of leave with pay for personal reasons on the first (1st) day of the month following the second (2nd) anniversary of the employee’s first year of service.
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Article 61: dangerous goods

61.01 An employee certified pursuant to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and who is assigned the responsibility for packaging and labelling of dangerous goods for shipping in accordance with the above Act, shall receive a daily allowance of three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) for each day he or she is required to package and label dangerous goods for shipping, to a maximum of seventy-five dollars ($75) in a month where the employee maintains such certification.

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Article 62: reimbursement of teacher expenses

62.01 Those teachers within the Department of Indigenous Services, working within the First Nation communities who do not have access to school premises in the evening and/or the weekends to work on student reporting, administrative documentation and other related duties shall be reimbursed for costs incurred for the performance of these duties of up to $500 annually. Such reimbursement will be conditional upon production of documentation, to the satisfaction of management, that such costs are reasonable and have been incurred. The request for reimbursement is to be submitted within a year of the date on which the expense is incurred, and is payable once, at the end of the school year.

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**Article 63: duration

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63.01 The provisions of this agreement will expire on June 30, 2025.

63.02 Unless otherwise expressly stipulated, the provisions of this agreement shall become effective on the date it is signed.

Signed at Ottawa, this .

The Treasury Board The Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Marie-Chantal Girard
  • Luc Presseau
  • Patricia Mullin-Baker
  • Isabelle Rodier
  • Katia Morinville
  • Josée Baril
  • Nathalie Brisebois
  • Angela Charlton
  • Heather Guy
  • Caitlyn Horrall
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**Appendix “A”: annual rates of pay and pay notes

Annex “A1”

  • Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST)
  • Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) Guidance and Vocational Counsellor

Annex “A1-2”

  • Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST)

Annex “A2”

  • Language Teaching Sub-Group (ED-LAT)

Annex “A3”

  • Education Services Sub-Group (ED-EDS)

Annex “A4”

  • Library Science Group (LS)

Annex “A5”

  • Educational Support Group (EU)

Annex “A1”

**

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars) - National rates of pay, 12-month pay plan

Table legend
  • $) Effective July 1, 2020
  • A) Effective July 1, 2021
  • B) Effective July 1, 2022
  • X) Effective July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment
  • C) Effective July 1, 2023
  • Y) Effective July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment
  • D) Effective July 1, 2024
  • Z) Effective July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment
Teaching experience Level 1
$)
1/7/20
A)
1/7/21
B)
1/7/22
X)
1/7/22
C)
1/7/23
Y)
1/7/23
D)
1/7/24
Z)
1/7/24
1 52,648 53,438 55,308 55,999 57,679 57,967 59,126 59,274
2 55,732 56,568 58,548 59,280 61,058 61,363 62,590 62,746
3 58,816 59,698 61,787 62,559 64,436 64,758 66,053 66,218
4 61,896 62,824 65,023 65,836 67,811 68,150 69,513 69,687
5 64,975 65,950 68,258 69,111 71,184 71,540 72,971 73,153
6 68,056 69,077 71,495 72,389 74,561 74,934 76,433 76,624
7 71,151 72,218 74,746 75,680 77,950 78,340 79,907 80,107
8 74,234 75,348 77,985 78,960 81,329 81,736 83,371 83,579
Teaching experience Level 2
$)
1/7/20
A)
1/7/21
B)
1/7/22
X)
1/7/22
C)
1/7/23
Y)
1/7/23
D)
1/7/24
Z)
1/7/24
1 56,781 57,633 59,650 60,396 62,208 62,519 63,769 63,928
2 59,561 60,454 62,570 63,352 65,253 65,579 66,891 67,058
3 62,333 63,268 65,482 66,301 68,290 68,631 70,004 70,179
4 65,104 66,081 68,394 69,249 71,326 71,683 73,117 73,300
5 67,876 68,894 71,305 72,196 74,362 74,734 76,229 76,420
6 70,649 71,709 74,219 75,147 77,401 77,788 79,344 79,542
7 73,421 74,522 77,130 78,094 80,437 80,839 82,456 82,662
8 76,206 77,349 80,056 81,057 83,489 83,906 85,584 85,798
9 78,948 80,132 82,937 83,974 86,493 86,925 88,664 88,886
Teaching experience Level 3
$)
1/7/20
A)
1/7/21
B)
1/7/22
X)
1/7/22
C)
1/7/23
Y)
1/7/23
D)
1/7/24
Z)
1/7/24
1 61,842 62,770 64,967 65,779 67,752 68,091 69,453 69,627
2 65,183 66,161 68,477 69,333 71,413 71,770 73,205 73,388
3 68,521 69,549 71,983 72,883 75,069 75,444 76,953 77,145
4 71,867 72,945 75,498 76,442 78,735 79,129 80,712 80,914
5 75,205 76,333 79,005 79,993 82,393 82,805 84,461 84,672
6 78,545 79,723 82,513 83,544 86,050 86,480 88,210 88,431
7 81,886 83,114 86,023 87,098 89,711 90,160 91,963 92,193
8 85,225 86,503 89,531 90,650 93,370 93,837 95,714 95,953
9 88,568 89,897 93,043 94,206 97,032 97,517 99,467 99,716
Teaching experience Level 4
$)
1/7/20
A)
1/7/21
B)
1/7/22
X)
1/7/22
C)
1/7/23
Y)
1/7/23
D)
1/7/24
Z)
1/7/24
1 69,824 70,871 73,351 74,268 76,496 76,878 78,416 78,612
2 73,335 74,435 77,040 78,003 80,343 80,745 82,360 82,566
3 76,846 77,999 80,729 81,738 84,190 84,611 86,303 86,519
4 80,359 81,564 84,419 85,474 88,038 88,478 90,248 90,474
5 83,873 85,131 88,111 89,212 91,888 92,347 94,194 94,429
6 87,388 88,699 91,803 92,951 95,740 96,219 98,143 98,388
7 90,899 92,262 95,491 96,685 99,586 100,084 102,086 102,341
8 94,415 95,831 99,185 100,425 103,438 103,955 106,034 106,299
9 97,932 99,401 102,880 104,166 107,291 107,827 109,984 110,259
10 101,446 102,968 106,572 107,904 111,141 111,697 113,931 114,216
Teaching experience Level 5
$)
1/7/20
A)
1/7/21
B)
1/7/22
X)
1/7/22
C)
1/7/23
Y)
1/7/23
D)
1/7/24
Z)
1/7/24
1 74,965 76,089 78,752 79,736 82,128 82,539 84,190 84,400
2 78,902 80,086 82,889 83,925 86,443 86,875 88,613 88,835
3 82,829 84,071 87,013 88,101 90,744 91,198 93,022 93,255
4 86,766 88,067 91,149 92,288 95,057 95,532 97,443 97,687
5 90,700 92,061 95,283 96,474 99,368 99,865 101,862 102,117
6 94,635 96,055 99,417 100,660 103,680 104,198 106,282 106,548
7 98,577 100,056 103,558 104,852 107,998 108,538 110,709 110,986
8 102,506 104,044 107,686 109,032 112,303 112,865 115,122 115,410
9 106,445 108,042 111,823 113,221 116,618 117,201 119,545 119,844
10 110,378 112,034 115,955 117,404 120,926 121,531 123,962 124,272
Teaching experience Level 6
$)
1/7/20
A)
1/7/21
B)
1/7/22
X)
1/7/22
C)
1/7/23
Y)
1/7/23
D)
1/7/24
Z)
1/7/24
1 80,367 81,573 84,428 85,483 88,047 88,487 90,257 90,483
2 84,143 85,405 88,394 89,499 92,184 92,645 94,498 94,734
3 87,928 89,247 92,371 93,526 96,332 96,814 98,750 98,997
4 91,704 93,080 96,338 97,542 100,468 100,970 102,989 103,246
5 95,492 96,924 100,316 101,570 104,617 105,140 107,243 107,511
6 99,267 100,756 104,282 105,586 108,754 109,298 111,484 111,763
7 103,046 104,592 108,253 109,606 112,894 113,458 115,727 116,016
8 106,826 108,428 112,223 113,626 117,035 117,620 119,972 120,272
9 110,610 112,269 116,198 117,650 121,180 121,786 124,222 124,533
10 114,385 116,101 120,165 121,667 125,317 125,944 128,463 128,784

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase (that is, “A”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases (that is, “B” and “X”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases (that is, “C” and “Y”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) Guidance and Vocational Counsellor annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Maritimes

Department of Indigenous Services 12 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 37,241 37,800 39,123 39,612 40,800 41,004 41,824 41,929
2 39,410 40,001 41,401 41,919 43,177 43,393 44,261 44,372
3 41,583 42,207 43,684 44,230 45,557 45,785 46,701 46,818
4 43,737 44,393 45,947 46,521 47,917 48,157 49,120 49,243
5 45,907 46,596 48,227 48,830 50,295 50,546 51,557 51,686
6 48,078 48,799 50,507 51,138 52,672 52,935 53,994 54,129
7 50,237 50,991 52,776 53,436 55,039 55,314 56,420 56,561
8 52,407 53,193 55,055 55,743 57,415 57,702 58,856 59,003
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 39,450 40,042 41,443 41,961 43,220 43,436 44,305 44,416
2 41,667 42,292 43,772 44,319 45,649 45,877 46,795 46,912
3 43,895 44,553 46,112 46,688 48,089 48,329 49,296 49,419
4 46,117 46,809 48,447 49,053 50,525 50,778 51,794 51,923
5 48,343 49,068 50,785 51,420 52,963 53,228 54,293 54,429
6 50,567 51,326 53,122 53,786 55,400 55,677 56,791 56,933
7 52,787 53,579 55,454 56,147 57,831 58,120 59,282 59,430
8 55,010 55,835 57,789 58,511 60,266 60,567 61,778 61,932
9 57,259 58,118 60,152 60,904 62,731 63,045 64,306 64,467
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 45,497 46,179 47,795 48,392 49,844 50,093 51,095 51,223
2 47,733 48,449 50,145 50,772 52,295 52,556 53,607 53,741
3 49,984 50,734 52,510 53,166 54,761 55,035 56,136 56,276
4 52,215 52,998 54,853 55,539 57,205 57,491 58,641 58,788
5 54,462 55,279 57,214 57,929 59,667 59,965 61,164 61,317
6 56,699 57,549 59,563 60,308 62,117 62,428 63,677 63,836
7 58,937 59,821 61,915 62,689 64,570 64,893 66,191 66,356
8 61,184 62,102 64,276 65,079 67,031 67,366 68,713 68,885
9 63,424 64,375 66,628 67,461 69,485 69,832 71,229 71,407
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 53,149 53,946 55,834 56,532 58,228 58,519 59,689 59,838
2 55,899 56,737 58,723 59,457 61,241 61,547 62,778 62,935
3 58,634 59,514 61,597 62,367 64,238 64,559 65,850 66,015
4 61,380 62,301 64,482 65,288 67,247 67,583 68,935 69,107
5 64,121 65,083 67,361 68,203 70,249 70,600 72,012 72,192
6 66,865 67,868 70,243 71,121 73,255 73,621 75,093 75,281
7 69,608 70,652 73,125 74,039 76,260 76,641 78,174 78,369
8 72,357 73,442 76,012 76,962 79,271 79,667 81,260 81,463
9 75,099 76,225 78,893 79,879 82,275 82,686 84,340 84,551
10 77,820 78,987 81,752 82,774 85,257 85,683 87,397 87,615
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 58,456 59,333 61,410 62,178 64,043 64,363 65,650 65,814
2 61,616 62,540 64,729 65,538 67,504 67,842 69,199 69,372
3 64,770 65,742 68,043 68,894 70,961 71,316 72,742 72,924
4 67,929 68,948 71,361 72,253 74,421 74,793 76,289 76,480
5 71,074 72,140 74,665 75,598 77,866 78,255 79,820 80,020
6 74,233 75,346 77,983 78,958 81,327 81,734 83,369 83,577
7 77,381 78,542 81,291 82,307 84,776 85,200 86,904 87,121
8 80,536 81,744 84,605 85,663 88,233 88,674 90,447 90,673
9 83,691 84,946 87,919 89,018 91,689 92,147 93,990 94,225
10 86,828 88,130 91,215 92,355 95,126 95,602 97,514 97,758
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 61,816 62,743 64,939 65,751 67,724 68,063 69,424 69,598
2 64,969 65,944 68,252 69,105 71,178 71,534 72,965 73,147
3 68,124 69,146 71,566 72,461 74,635 75,008 76,508 76,699
4 71,277 72,346 74,878 75,814 78,088 78,478 80,048 80,248
5 74,428 75,544 78,188 79,165 81,540 81,948 83,587 83,796
6 77,588 78,752 81,508 82,527 85,003 85,428 87,137 87,355
7 80,741 81,952 84,820 85,880 88,456 88,898 90,676 90,903
8 83,888 85,146 88,126 89,228 91,905 92,365 94,212 94,448
9 87,046 88,352 91,444 92,587 95,365 95,842 97,759 98,003
10 90,186 91,539 94,743 95,927 98,805 99,299 101,285 101,538

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) Guidance and Vocational Counsellor annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Quebec

Department of Indigenous Services 12 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 39,842 40,440 41,855 42,378 43,649 43,867 44,744 44,856
2 42,682 43,322 44,838 45,398 46,760 46,994 47,934 48,054
3 45,520 46,203 47,820 48,418 49,871 50,120 51,122 51,250
4 48,361 49,086 50,804 51,439 52,982 53,247 54,312 54,448
5 51,203 51,971 53,790 54,462 56,096 56,376 57,504 57,648
6 54,043 54,854 56,774 57,484 59,209 59,505 60,695 60,847
7 56,886 57,739 59,760 60,507 62,322 62,634 63,887 64,047
8 59,731 60,627 62,749 63,533 65,439 65,766 67,081 67,249
9 62,561 63,499 65,721 66,543 68,539 68,882 70,260 70,436
10 65,406 66,387 68,711 69,570 71,657 72,015 73,455 73,639
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 42,937 43,581 45,106 45,670 47,040 47,275 48,221 48,342
2 45,520 46,203 47,820 48,418 49,871 50,120 51,122 51,250
3 48,104 48,826 50,535 51,167 52,702 52,966 54,025 54,160
4 50,682 51,442 53,242 53,908 55,525 55,803 56,919 57,061
5 53,269 54,068 55,960 56,660 58,360 58,652 59,825 59,975
6 55,853 56,691 58,675 59,408 61,190 61,496 62,726 62,883
7 58,428 59,304 61,380 62,147 64,011 64,331 65,618 65,782
8 61,018 61,933 64,101 64,902 66,849 67,183 68,527 68,698
9 63,596 64,550 66,809 67,644 69,673 70,021 71,421 71,600
10 66,163 67,155 69,505 70,374 72,485 72,847 74,304 74,490
11 68,738 69,769 72,211 73,114 75,307 75,684 77,198 77,391
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 46,438 47,135 48,785 49,395 50,877 51,131 52,154 52,284
2 49,099 49,835 51,579 52,224 53,791 54,060 55,141 55,279
3 51,761 52,537 54,376 55,056 56,708 56,992 58,132 58,277
4 54,417 55,233 57,166 57,881 59,617 59,915 61,113 61,266
5 57,074 57,930 59,958 60,707 62,528 62,841 64,098 64,258
6 59,745 60,641 62,763 63,548 65,454 65,781 67,097 67,265
7 62,401 63,337 65,554 66,373 68,364 68,706 70,080 70,255
8 65,059 66,035 68,346 69,200 71,276 71,632 73,065 73,248
9 67,718 68,734 71,140 72,029 74,190 74,561 76,052 76,242
10 70,359 71,414 73,913 74,837 77,082 77,467 79,016 79,214
11 73,017 74,112 76,706 77,665 79,995 80,395 82,003 82,208
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 50,514 51,272 53,067 53,730 55,342 55,619 56,731 56,873
2 53,027 53,822 55,706 56,402 58,094 58,384 59,552 59,701
3 55,538 56,371 58,344 59,073 60,845 61,149 62,372 62,528
4 58,047 58,918 60,980 61,742 63,594 63,912 65,190 65,353
5 60,549 61,457 63,608 64,403 66,335 66,667 68,000 68,170
6 63,061 64,007 66,247 67,075 69,087 69,432 70,821 70,998
7 65,569 66,553 68,882 69,743 71,835 72,194 73,638 73,822
8 68,080 69,101 71,520 72,414 74,586 74,959 76,458 76,649
9 70,584 71,643 74,151 75,078 77,330 77,717 79,271 79,469
10 73,102 74,199 76,796 77,756 80,089 80,489 82,099 82,304
11 75,603 76,737 79,423 80,416 82,828 83,242 84,907 85,119
12 78,106 79,278 82,053 83,079 85,571 85,999 87,719 87,938
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 55,188 56,016 57,977 58,702 60,463 60,765 61,980 62,135
2 57,803 58,670 60,723 61,482 63,326 63,643 64,916 65,078
3 60,414 61,320 63,466 64,259 66,187 66,518 67,848 68,018
4 63,022 63,967 66,206 67,034 69,045 69,390 70,778 70,955
5 65,638 66,623 68,955 69,817 71,912 72,272 73,717 73,901
6 68,247 69,271 71,695 72,591 74,769 75,143 76,646 76,838
7 70,859 71,922 74,439 75,369 77,630 78,018 79,578 79,777
8 73,467 74,569 77,179 78,144 80,488 80,890 82,508 82,714
9 76,079 77,220 79,923 80,922 83,350 83,767 85,442 85,656
10 78,690 79,870 82,665 83,698 86,209 86,640 88,373 88,594
11 81,314 82,534 85,423 86,491 89,086 89,531 91,322 91,550
12 83,926 85,185 88,166 89,268 91,946 92,406 94,254 94,490
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 59,781 60,678 62,802 63,587 65,495 65,822 67,138 67,306
2 62,703 63,644 65,872 66,695 68,696 69,039 70,420 70,596
3 65,619 66,603 68,934 69,796 71,890 72,249 73,694 73,878
4 68,536 69,564 71,999 72,899 75,086 75,461 76,970 77,162
5 71,451 72,523 75,061 75,999 78,279 78,670 80,243 80,444
6 74,364 75,479 78,121 79,098 81,471 81,878 83,516 83,725
7 77,269 78,428 81,173 82,188 84,654 85,077 86,779 86,996
8 80,189 81,392 84,241 85,294 87,853 88,292 90,058 90,283
9 83,108 84,355 87,307 88,398 91,050 91,505 93,335 93,568
10 86,018 87,308 90,364 91,494 94,239 94,710 96,604 96,846
11 88,940 90,274 93,434 94,602 97,440 97,927 99,886 100,136
12 91,852 93,230 96,493 97,699 100,630 101,133 103,156 103,414

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) Guidance and Vocational Counsellor annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Ontario

Department of Indigenous Services 12 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 43,090 43,736 45,267 45,833 47,208 47,444 48,393 48,514
2 44,860 45,533 47,127 47,716 49,147 49,393 50,381 50,507
3 46,626 47,325 48,981 49,593 51,081 51,336 52,363 52,494
4 48,383 49,109 50,828 51,463 53,007 53,272 54,337 54,473
5 50,159 50,911 52,693 53,352 54,953 55,228 56,333 56,474
6 51,925 52,704 54,549 55,231 56,888 57,172 58,315 58,461
7 53,691 54,496 56,403 57,108 58,821 59,115 60,297 60,448
8 55,448 56,280 58,250 58,978 60,747 61,051 62,272 62,428
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 48,537 49,265 50,989 51,626 53,175 53,441 54,510 54,646
2 51,048 51,814 53,627 54,297 55,926 56,206 57,330 57,473
3 53,564 54,367 56,270 56,973 58,682 58,975 60,155 60,305
4 56,075 56,916 58,908 59,644 61,433 61,740 62,975 63,132
5 58,589 59,468 61,549 62,318 64,188 64,509 65,799 65,963
6 61,108 62,025 64,196 64,998 66,948 67,283 68,629 68,801
7 63,619 64,573 66,833 67,668 69,698 70,046 71,447 71,626
8 66,125 67,117 69,466 70,334 72,444 72,806 74,262 74,448
9 68,630 69,659 72,097 72,998 75,188 75,564 77,075 77,268
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 50,712 51,473 53,275 53,941 55,559 55,837 56,954 57,096
2 53,491 54,293 56,193 56,895 58,602 58,895 60,073 60,223
3 56,261 57,105 59,104 59,843 61,638 61,946 63,185 63,343
4 59,038 59,924 62,021 62,796 64,680 65,003 66,303 66,469
5 61,814 62,741 64,937 65,749 67,721 68,060 69,421 69,595
6 64,592 65,561 67,856 68,704 70,765 71,119 72,541 72,722
7 67,369 68,380 70,773 71,658 73,808 74,177 75,661 75,850
8 70,146 71,198 73,690 74,611 76,849 77,233 78,778 78,975
9 72,919 74,013 76,603 77,561 79,888 80,287 81,893 82,098
10 75,714 76,850 79,540 80,534 82,950 83,365 85,032 85,245
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 57,596 58,460 60,506 61,262 63,100 63,416 64,684 64,846
2 60,639 61,549 63,703 64,499 66,434 66,766 68,101 68,271
3 63,676 64,631 66,893 67,729 69,761 70,110 71,512 71,691
4 66,725 67,726 70,096 70,972 73,101 73,467 74,936 75,123
5 69,760 70,806 73,284 74,200 76,426 76,808 78,344 78,540
6 72,806 73,898 76,484 77,440 79,763 80,162 81,765 81,969
7 75,847 76,985 79,679 80,675 83,095 83,510 85,180 85,393
8 78,887 80,070 82,872 83,908 86,425 86,857 88,594 88,815
9 81,930 83,159 86,070 87,146 89,760 90,209 92,013 92,243
10 84,961 86,235 89,253 90,369 93,080 93,545 95,416 95,655
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 60,260 61,164 63,305 64,096 66,019 66,349 67,676 67,845
2 63,317 64,267 66,516 67,347 69,367 69,714 71,108 71,286
3 66,392 67,388 69,747 70,619 72,738 73,102 74,564 74,750
4 69,448 70,490 72,957 73,869 76,085 76,465 77,994 78,189
5 72,516 73,604 76,180 77,132 79,446 79,843 81,440 81,644
6 75,581 76,715 79,400 80,393 82,805 83,219 84,883 85,095
7 78,644 79,824 82,618 83,651 86,161 86,592 88,324 88,545
8 81,705 82,931 85,834 86,907 89,514 89,962 91,761 91,990
9 84,769 86,041 89,052 90,165 92,870 93,334 95,201 95,439
10 87,813 89,130 92,250 93,403 96,205 96,686 98,620 98,867
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 64,999 65,974 68,283 69,137 71,211 71,567 72,998 73,180
2 68,840 69,873 72,319 73,223 75,420 75,797 77,313 77,506
3 72,677 73,767 76,349 77,303 79,622 80,020 81,620 81,824
4 76,515 77,663 80,381 81,386 83,828 84,247 85,932 86,147
5 80,358 81,563 84,418 85,473 88,037 88,477 90,247 90,473
6 84,191 85,454 88,445 89,551 92,238 92,699 94,553 94,789
7 88,027 89,347 92,474 93,630 96,439 96,921 98,859 99,106
8 91,813 93,190 96,452 97,658 100,588 101,091 103,113 103,371
9 95,230 96,658 100,041 101,292 104,331 104,853 106,950 107,217
10 98,649 100,129 103,634 104,929 108,077 108,617 110,789 111,066

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) Guidance and Vocational Counsellor annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Manitoba

Department of Indigenous Services 12 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 41,900 42,529 44,018 44,568 45,905 46,135 47,058 47,176
2 43,545 44,198 45,745 46,317 47,707 47,946 48,905 49,027
3 45,189 45,867 47,472 48,065 49,507 49,755 50,750 50,877
4 46,835 47,538 49,202 49,817 51,312 51,569 52,600 52,732
5 48,486 49,213 50,935 51,572 53,119 53,385 54,453 54,589
6 50,131 50,883 52,664 53,322 54,922 55,197 56,301 56,442
7 51,778 52,555 54,394 55,074 56,726 57,010 58,150 58,295
8 53,437 54,239 56,137 56,839 58,544 58,837 60,014 60,164
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 45,801 46,488 48,115 48,716 50,177 50,428 51,437 51,566
2 47,507 48,220 49,908 50,532 52,048 52,308 53,354 53,487
3 49,232 49,970 51,719 52,365 53,936 54,206 55,290 55,428
4 50,944 51,708 53,518 54,187 55,813 56,092 57,214 57,357
5 52,668 53,458 55,329 56,021 57,702 57,991 59,151 59,299
6 54,378 55,194 57,126 57,840 59,575 59,873 61,070 61,223
7 56,097 56,938 58,931 59,668 61,458 61,765 63,000 63,158
8 57,819 58,686 60,740 61,499 63,344 63,661 64,934 65,096
9 59,548 60,441 62,556 63,338 65,238 65,564 66,875 67,042
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 50,610 51,369 53,167 53,832 55,447 55,724 56,838 56,980
2 52,661 53,451 55,322 56,014 57,694 57,982 59,142 59,290
3 54,720 55,541 57,485 58,204 59,950 60,250 61,455 61,609
4 56,765 57,616 59,633 60,378 62,189 62,500 63,750 63,909
5 58,827 59,709 61,799 62,571 64,448 64,770 66,065 66,230
6 60,883 61,796 63,959 64,758 66,701 67,035 68,376 68,547
7 62,939 63,883 66,119 66,945 68,953 69,298 70,684 70,861
8 64,987 65,962 68,271 69,124 71,198 71,554 72,985 73,167
9 67,047 68,053 70,435 71,315 73,454 73,821 75,297 75,485
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 62,490 63,427 65,647 66,468 68,462 68,804 70,180 70,355
2 65,602 66,586 68,917 69,778 71,871 72,230 73,675 73,859
3 68,717 69,748 72,189 73,091 75,284 75,660 77,173 77,366
4 71,825 72,902 75,454 76,397 78,689 79,082 80,664 80,866
5 74,943 76,067 78,729 79,713 82,104 82,515 84,165 84,375
6 78,047 79,218 81,991 83,016 85,506 85,934 87,653 87,872
7 81,152 82,369 85,252 86,318 88,908 89,353 91,140 91,368
8 84,266 85,530 88,524 89,631 92,320 92,782 94,638 94,875
9 87,376 88,687 91,791 92,938 95,726 96,205 98,129 98,374
10 90,491 91,848 95,063 96,251 99,139 99,635 101,628 101,882
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 66,555 67,553 69,917 70,791 72,915 73,280 74,746 74,933
2 69,669 70,714 73,189 74,104 76,327 76,709 78,243 78,439
3 72,792 73,884 76,470 77,426 79,749 80,148 81,751 81,955
4 75,901 77,040 79,736 80,733 83,155 83,571 85,242 85,455
5 79,026 80,211 83,018 84,056 86,578 87,011 88,751 88,973
6 82,141 83,373 86,291 87,370 89,991 90,441 92,250 92,481
7 85,268 86,547 89,576 90,696 93,417 93,884 95,762 96,001
8 88,382 89,708 92,848 94,009 96,829 97,313 99,259 99,507
9 91,482 92,854 96,104 97,305 100,224 100,725 102,740 102,997
10 94,265 95,679 99,028 100,266 103,274 103,790 105,866 106,131
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 70,129 71,181 73,672 74,593 76,831 77,215 78,759 78,956
2 73,466 74,568 77,178 78,143 80,487 80,889 82,507 82,713
3 76,806 77,958 80,687 81,696 84,147 84,568 86,259 86,475
4 80,150 81,352 84,199 85,251 87,809 88,248 90,013 90,238
5 83,484 84,736 87,702 88,798 91,462 91,919 93,757 93,991
6 86,828 88,130 91,215 92,355 95,126 95,602 97,514 97,758
7 90,160 91,512 94,715 95,899 98,776 99,270 101,255 101,508
8 93,269 94,668 97,981 99,206 102,182 102,693 104,747 105,009
9 96,244 97,688 101,107 102,371 105,442 105,969 108,088 108,358
10 99,217 100,705 104,230 105,533 108,699 109,242 111,427 111,706

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) Guidance and Vocational Counsellor annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Saskatchewan

Department of Indigenous Services 12 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 38,342 38,917 40,279 40,782 42,005 42,215 43,059 43,167
2 40,312 40,917 42,349 42,878 44,164 44,385 45,273 45,386
3 42,286 42,920 44,422 44,977 46,326 46,558 47,489 47,608
4 44,252 44,916 46,488 47,069 48,481 48,723 49,697 49,821
5 46,228 46,921 48,563 49,170 50,645 50,898 51,916 52,046
6 48,194 48,917 50,629 51,262 52,800 53,064 54,125 54,260
7 50,170 50,923 52,705 53,364 54,965 55,240 56,345 56,486
8 52,149 52,931 54,784 55,469 57,133 57,419 58,567 58,713
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 43,299 43,948 45,486 46,055 47,437 47,674 48,627 48,749
2 45,734 46,420 48,045 48,646 50,105 50,356 51,363 51,491
3 48,180 48,903 50,615 51,248 52,785 53,049 54,110 54,245
4 50,611 51,370 53,168 53,833 55,448 55,725 56,840 56,982
5 53,054 53,850 55,735 56,432 58,125 58,416 59,584 59,733
6 55,492 56,324 58,295 59,024 60,795 61,099 62,321 62,477
7 57,929 58,798 60,856 61,617 63,466 63,783 65,059 65,222
8 60,369 61,275 63,420 64,213 66,139 66,470 67,799 67,968
9 62,792 63,734 65,965 66,790 68,794 69,138 70,521 70,697
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 48,524 49,252 50,976 51,613 53,161 53,427 54,496 54,632
2 50,917 51,681 53,490 54,159 55,784 56,063 57,184 57,327
3 53,318 54,118 56,012 56,712 58,413 58,705 59,879 60,029
4 55,720 56,556 58,535 59,267 61,045 61,350 62,577 62,733
5 58,121 58,993 61,058 61,821 63,676 63,994 65,274 65,437
6 60,526 61,434 63,584 64,379 66,310 66,642 67,975 68,145
7 62,914 63,858 66,093 66,919 68,927 69,272 70,657 70,834
8 65,313 66,293 68,613 69,471 71,555 71,913 73,351 73,534
9 67,740 68,756 71,162 72,052 74,214 74,585 76,077 76,267
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 59,416 60,307 62,418 63,198 65,094 65,419 66,727 66,894
2 62,380 63,316 65,532 66,351 68,342 68,684 70,058 70,233
3 65,360 66,340 68,662 69,520 71,606 71,964 73,403 73,587
4 68,324 69,349 71,776 72,673 74,853 75,227 76,732 76,924
5 71,292 72,361 74,894 75,830 78,105 78,496 80,066 80,266
6 74,266 75,380 78,018 78,993 81,363 81,770 83,405 83,614
7 77,231 78,389 81,133 82,147 84,611 85,034 86,735 86,952
8 80,211 81,414 84,263 85,316 87,875 88,314 90,080 90,305
9 83,179 84,427 87,382 88,474 91,128 91,584 93,416 93,650
10 86,122 87,414 90,473 91,604 94,352 94,824 96,720 96,962
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 64,544 65,512 67,805 68,653 70,713 71,067 72,488 72,669
2 67,440 68,452 70,848 71,734 73,886 74,255 75,740 75,929
3 70,339 71,394 73,893 74,817 77,062 77,447 78,996 79,193
4 73,233 74,331 76,933 77,895 80,232 80,633 82,246 82,452
5 76,134 77,276 79,981 80,981 83,410 83,827 85,504 85,718
6 79,037 80,223 83,031 84,069 86,591 87,024 88,764 88,986
7 81,934 83,163 86,074 87,150 89,765 90,214 92,018 92,248
8 84,828 86,100 89,114 90,228 92,935 93,400 95,268 95,506
9 87,720 89,036 92,152 93,304 96,103 96,584 98,516 98,762
10 90,615 91,974 95,193 96,383 99,274 99,770 101,765 102,019
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 68,267 69,291 71,716 72,612 74,790 75,164 76,667 76,859
2 71,161 72,228 74,756 75,690 77,961 78,351 79,918 80,118
3 74,066 75,177 77,808 78,781 81,144 81,550 83,181 83,389
4 76,964 78,118 80,852 81,863 84,319 84,741 86,436 86,652
5 79,854 81,052 83,889 84,938 87,486 87,923 89,681 89,905
6 82,752 83,993 86,933 88,020 90,661 91,114 92,936 93,168
7 85,651 86,936 89,979 91,104 93,837 94,306 96,192 96,432
8 88,555 89,883 93,029 94,192 97,018 97,503 99,453 99,702
9 91,445 92,817 96,066 97,267 100,185 100,686 102,700 102,957
10 94,236 95,650 98,998 100,235 103,242 103,758 105,833 106,098

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) Guidance and Vocational Counsellor annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Alberta

Department of Indigenous Services 12 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 38,894 39,477 40,859 41,370 42,611 42,824 43,680 43,789
2 41,026 41,641 43,098 43,637 44,946 45,171 46,074 46,189
3 43,144 43,791 45,324 45,891 47,268 47,504 48,454 48,575
4 45,277 45,956 47,564 48,159 49,604 49,852 50,849 50,976
5 47,397 48,108 49,792 50,414 51,926 52,186 53,230 53,363
6 49,523 50,266 52,025 52,675 54,255 54,526 55,617 55,756
7 51,651 52,426 54,261 54,939 56,587 56,870 58,007 58,152
8 53,777 54,584 56,494 57,200 58,916 59,211 60,395 60,546
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 43,531 44,184 45,730 46,302 47,691 47,929 48,888 49,010
2 46,248 46,942 48,585 49,192 50,668 50,921 51,939 52,069
3 48,971 49,706 51,446 52,089 53,652 53,920 54,998 55,135
4 51,687 52,462 54,298 54,977 56,626 56,909 58,047 58,192
5 54,407 55,223 57,156 57,870 59,606 59,904 61,102 61,255
6 57,124 57,981 60,010 60,760 62,583 62,896 64,154 64,314
7 59,844 60,742 62,868 63,654 65,564 65,892 67,210 67,378
8 62,561 63,499 65,721 66,543 68,539 68,882 70,260 70,436
9 65,284 66,263 68,582 69,439 71,522 71,880 73,318 73,501
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 50,908 51,672 53,481 54,150 55,775 56,054 57,175 57,318
2 53,614 54,418 56,323 57,027 58,738 59,032 60,213 60,364
3 56,332 57,177 59,178 59,918 61,716 62,025 63,266 63,424
4 59,054 59,940 62,038 62,813 64,697 65,020 66,320 66,486
5 61,769 62,696 64,890 65,701 67,672 68,010 69,370 69,543
6 64,495 65,462 67,753 68,600 70,658 71,011 72,431 72,612
7 67,211 68,219 70,607 71,490 73,635 74,003 75,483 75,672
8 69,922 70,971 73,455 74,373 76,604 76,987 78,527 78,723
9 72,656 73,746 76,327 77,281 79,599 79,997 81,597 81,801
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 58,876 59,759 61,851 62,624 64,503 64,826 66,123 66,288
2 62,130 63,062 65,269 66,085 68,068 68,408 69,776 69,950
3 65,382 66,363 68,686 69,545 71,631 71,989 73,429 73,613
4 68,646 69,676 72,115 73,016 75,206 75,582 77,094 77,287
5 71,901 72,980 75,534 76,478 78,772 79,166 80,749 80,951
6 75,152 76,279 78,949 79,936 82,334 82,746 84,401 84,612
7 78,407 79,583 82,368 83,398 85,900 86,330 88,057 88,277
8 81,665 82,890 85,791 86,863 89,469 89,916 91,714 91,943
9 84,927 86,201 89,218 90,333 93,043 93,508 95,378 95,616
10 88,190 89,513 92,646 93,804 96,618 97,101 99,043 99,291
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 62,106 63,038 65,244 66,060 68,042 68,382 69,750 69,924
2 65,415 66,396 68,720 69,579 71,666 72,024 73,464 73,648
3 68,708 69,739 72,180 73,082 75,274 75,650 77,163 77,356
4 72,001 73,081 75,639 76,584 78,882 79,276 80,862 81,064
5 75,305 76,435 79,110 80,099 82,502 82,915 84,573 84,784
6 78,605 79,784 82,576 83,608 86,116 86,547 88,278 88,499
7 81,903 83,132 86,042 87,118 89,732 90,181 91,985 92,215
8 85,196 86,474 89,501 90,620 93,339 93,806 95,682 95,921
9 88,489 89,816 92,960 94,122 96,946 97,431 99,380 99,628
10 91,780 93,157 96,417 97,622 100,551 101,054 103,075 103,333
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 65,791 66,778 69,115 69,979 72,078 72,438 73,887 74,072
2 69,091 70,127 72,581 73,488 75,693 76,071 77,592 77,786
3 72,391 73,477 76,049 77,000 79,310 79,707 81,301 81,504
4 75,689 76,824 79,513 80,507 82,922 83,337 85,004 85,217
5 78,985 80,170 82,976 84,013 86,533 86,966 88,705 88,927
6 82,284 83,518 86,441 87,522 90,148 90,599 92,411 92,642
7 85,585 86,869 89,909 91,033 93,764 94,233 96,118 96,358
8 88,877 90,210 93,367 94,534 97,370 97,857 99,814 100,064
9 92,171 93,554 96,828 98,038 100,979 101,484 103,514 103,773
10 95,162 96,589 99,970 101,220 104,257 104,778 106,874 107,141

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) Guidance and Vocational Counsellor annual rates of pay (in dollars)

British Columbia

Department of Indigenous Services 12 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 44,277 44,941 46,514 47,095 48,508 48,751 49,726 49,850
2 46,567 47,266 48,920 49,532 51,018 51,273 52,298 52,429
3 48,857 49,590 51,326 51,968 53,527 53,795 54,871 55,008
4 51,144 51,911 53,728 54,400 56,032 56,312 57,438 57,582
5 53,436 54,238 56,136 56,838 58,543 58,836 60,013 60,163
6 55,727 56,563 58,543 59,275 61,053 61,358 62,585 62,741
7 58,016 58,886 60,947 61,709 63,560 63,878 65,156 65,319
8 60,308 61,213 63,355 64,147 66,071 66,401 67,729 67,898
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 48,169 48,892 50,603 51,236 52,773 53,037 54,098 54,233
2 50,419 51,175 52,966 53,628 55,237 55,513 56,623 56,765
3 52,675 53,465 55,336 56,028 57,709 57,998 59,158 59,306
4 54,927 55,751 57,702 58,423 60,176 60,477 61,687 61,841
5 57,183 58,041 60,072 60,823 62,648 62,961 64,220 64,381
6 59,432 60,323 62,434 63,214 65,110 65,436 66,745 66,912
7 61,690 62,615 64,807 65,617 67,586 67,924 69,282 69,455
8 63,941 64,900 67,172 68,012 70,052 70,402 71,810 71,990
9 66,197 67,190 69,542 70,411 72,523 72,886 74,344 74,530
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 53,542 54,345 56,247 56,950 58,659 58,952 60,131 60,281
2 56,599 57,448 59,459 60,202 62,008 62,318 63,564 63,723
3 59,654 60,549 62,668 63,451 65,355 65,682 66,996 67,163
4 62,709 63,650 65,878 66,701 68,702 69,046 70,427 70,603
5 65,761 66,747 69,083 69,947 72,045 72,405 73,853 74,038
6 68,822 69,854 72,299 73,203 75,399 75,776 77,292 77,485
7 71,868 72,946 75,499 76,443 78,736 79,130 80,713 80,915
8 74,922 76,046 78,708 79,692 82,083 82,493 84,143 84,353
9 77,980 79,150 81,920 82,944 85,432 85,859 87,576 87,795
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 57,574 58,438 60,483 61,239 63,076 63,391 64,659 64,821
2 60,727 61,638 63,795 64,592 66,530 66,863 68,200 68,371
3 63,881 64,839 67,108 67,947 69,985 70,335 71,742 71,921
4 67,035 68,041 70,422 71,302 73,441 73,808 75,284 75,472
5 70,190 71,243 73,737 74,659 76,899 77,283 78,829 79,026
6 73,337 74,437 77,042 78,005 80,345 80,747 82,362 82,568
7 76,483 77,630 80,347 81,351 83,792 84,211 85,895 86,110
8 79,641 80,836 83,665 84,711 87,252 87,688 89,442 89,666
9 82,789 84,031 86,972 88,059 90,701 91,155 92,978 93,210
10 85,941 87,230 90,283 91,412 94,154 94,625 96,518 96,759
11 89,094 90,430 93,595 94,765 97,608 98,096 100,058 100,308
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 61,806 62,733 64,929 65,741 67,713 68,052 69,413 69,587
2 65,264 66,243 68,562 69,419 71,502 71,860 73,297 73,480
3 68,721 69,752 72,193 73,095 75,288 75,664 77,177 77,370
4 72,176 73,259 75,823 76,771 79,074 79,469 81,058 81,261
5 75,633 76,767 79,454 80,447 82,860 83,274 84,939 85,151
6 79,090 80,276 83,086 84,125 86,649 87,082 88,824 89,046
7 82,549 83,787 86,720 87,804 90,438 90,890 92,708 92,940
8 86,001 87,291 90,346 91,475 94,219 94,690 96,584 96,825
9 89,458 90,800 93,978 95,153 98,008 98,498 100,468 100,719
10 92,910 94,304 97,605 98,825 101,790 102,299 104,345 104,606
11 96,373 97,819 101,243 102,509 105,584 106,112 108,234 108,505
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 66,857 67,860 70,235 71,113 73,246 73,612 75,084 75,272
2 70,138 71,190 73,682 74,603 76,841 77,225 78,770 78,967
3 73,419 74,520 77,128 78,092 80,435 80,837 82,454 82,660
4 76,691 77,841 80,565 81,572 84,019 84,439 86,128 86,343
5 79,962 81,161 84,002 85,052 87,604 88,042 89,803 90,028
6 83,244 84,493 87,450 88,543 91,199 91,655 93,488 93,722
7 86,518 87,816 90,890 92,026 94,787 95,261 97,166 97,409
8 89,794 91,141 94,331 95,510 98,375 98,867 100,844 101,096
9 93,069 94,465 97,771 98,993 101,963 102,473 104,522 104,783
10 96,349 97,794 101,217 102,482 105,556 106,084 108,206 108,477
11 99,627 101,121 104,660 105,968 109,147 109,693 111,887 112,167

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Annex “A1-2”

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Effective following the implementation of the new National rates of pay, 10 month pay plan below and movement of incumbents on to the grid, delete the following pay tables:

  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 1
  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 2
  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 3
  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 4
  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 5
  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 6
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 1
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 2
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 3
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 4
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 5
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Teachers 10 month pay plan, Level 6
Ontario

Teachers, Department of Indigenous Services 10 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 39,209 39,797 41,190 41,705 42,956 43,171 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 42,346 42,981 44,485 45,041 46,392 46,624
2 44,086 44,747 46,313 46,892 48,299 48,540
3 45,820 46,507 48,135 48,737 50,199 50,450
4 47,553 48,266 49,955 50,579 52,096 52,356
5 49,300 50,040 51,791 52,438 54,011 54,281
6 51,029 51,794 53,607 54,277 55,905 56,185
7 52,762 53,553 55,427 56,120 57,804 58,093
8 54,498 55,315 57,251 57,967 59,706 60,005
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 44,163 44,825 46,394 46,974 48,383 48,625 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 47,698 48,413 50,107 50,733 52,255 52,516
2 50,176 50,929 52,712 53,371 54,972 55,247
3 52,646 53,436 55,306 55,997 57,677 57,965
4 55,116 55,943 57,901 58,625 60,384 60,686
5 57,589 58,453 60,499 61,255 63,093 63,408
6 60,057 60,958 63,092 63,881 65,797 66,126
7 62,529 63,467 65,688 66,509 68,504 68,847
8 65,008 65,983 68,292 69,146 71,220 71,576
9 67,459 68,471 70,867 71,753 73,906 74,276
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 46,151 46,843 48,483 49,089 50,562 50,815 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 49,846 50,594 52,365 53,020 54,611 54,884
2 52,575 53,364 55,232 55,922 57,600 57,888
3 55,306 56,136 58,101 58,827 60,592 60,895
4 58,037 58,908 60,970 61,732 63,584 63,902
5 60,767 61,679 63,838 64,636 66,575 66,908
6 63,495 64,447 66,703 67,537 69,563 69,911
7 66,225 67,218 69,571 70,441 72,554 72,917
8 68,958 69,992 72,442 73,348 75,548 75,926
9 71,693 72,768 75,315 76,256 78,544 78,937
10 74,415 75,531 78,175 79,152 81,527 81,935
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 52,405 53,191 55,053 55,741 57,413 57,700 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 56,597 57,446 59,457 60,200 62,006 62,316
2 59,593 60,487 62,604 63,387 65,289 65,615
3 62,581 63,520 65,743 66,565 68,562 68,905
4 65,566 66,549 68,878 69,739 71,831 72,190
5 68,566 69,594 72,030 72,930 75,118 75,494
6 71,555 72,628 75,170 76,110 78,393 78,785
7 74,543 75,661 78,309 79,288 81,667 82,075
8 77,539 78,702 81,457 82,475 84,949 85,374
9 80,526 81,734 84,595 85,652 88,222 88,663
10 83,511 84,764 87,731 88,828 91,493 91,950
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 54,835 55,658 57,606 58,326 60,076 60,376 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 59,222 60,110 62,214 62,992 64,882 65,206
2 62,230 63,163 65,374 66,191 68,177 68,518
3 65,235 66,214 68,531 69,388 71,470 71,827
4 68,244 69,268 71,692 72,588 74,766 75,140
5 71,256 72,325 74,856 75,792 78,066 78,456
6 74,256 75,370 78,008 78,983 81,352 81,759
7 77,275 78,434 81,179 82,194 84,660 85,083
8 80,283 81,487 84,339 85,393 87,955 88,395
9 83,286 84,535 87,494 88,588 91,246 91,702
10 86,309 87,604 90,670 91,803 94,557 95,030
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 59,152 60,039 62,140 62,917 64,805 65,129 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 63,888 64,846 67,116 67,955 69,994 70,344
2 67,647 68,662 71,065 71,953 74,112 74,483
3 71,423 72,494 75,031 75,969 78,248 78,639
4 75,194 76,322 78,993 79,980 82,379 82,791
5 78,967 80,152 82,957 83,994 86,514 86,947
6 82,733 83,974 86,913 87,999 90,639 91,092
7 86,506 87,804 90,877 92,013 94,773 95,247
8 90,448 91,805 95,018 96,206 99,092 99,587
9 94,036 95,447 98,788 100,023 103,024 103,539
10 97,818 99,285 102,760 104,045 107,166 107,702

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Alberta

Teachers, Department of Indigenous Services 10 month pay plan

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 35,681 36,216 37,484 37,953 39,092 39,287 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 39,250 39,839 41,233 41,748 43,000 43,215
2 41,397 42,018 43,489 44,033 45,354 45,581
3 43,542 44,195 45,742 46,314 47,703 47,942
4 45,680 46,365 47,988 48,588 50,046 50,296
5 47,834 48,552 50,251 50,879 52,405 52,667
6 49,979 50,729 52,505 53,161 54,756 55,030
7 52,120 52,902 54,754 55,438 57,101 57,387
8 54,258 55,072 57,000 57,713 59,444 59,741
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 39,927 40,526 41,944 42,468 43,742 43,961 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 43,922 44,581 46,141 46,718 48,120 48,361
2 46,667 47,367 49,025 49,638 51,127 51,383
3 49,417 50,158 51,914 52,563 54,140 54,411
4 52,167 52,950 54,803 55,488 57,153 57,439
5 54,906 55,730 57,681 58,402 60,154 60,455
6 57,650 58,515 60,563 61,320 63,160 63,476
7 60,390 61,296 63,441 64,234 66,161 66,492
8 63,139 64,086 66,329 67,158 69,173 69,519
9 65,874 66,862 69,202 70,067 72,169 72,530
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 46,695 47,395 49,054 49,667 51,157 51,413 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 51,366 52,136 53,961 54,636 56,275 56,556
2 54,112 54,924 56,846 57,557 59,284 59,580
3 56,861 57,714 59,734 60,481 62,295 62,606
4 59,597 60,491 62,608 63,391 65,293 65,619
5 62,350 63,285 65,500 66,319 68,309 68,651
6 65,095 66,071 68,383 69,238 71,315 71,672
7 67,836 68,854 71,264 72,155 74,320 74,692
8 70,581 71,640 74,147 75,074 77,326 77,713
9 73,319 74,419 77,024 77,987 80,327 80,729
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 54,012 54,822 56,741 57,450 59,174 59,470 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 59,413 60,304 62,415 63,195 65,091 65,416
2 62,695 63,635 65,862 66,685 68,686 69,029
3 65,979 66,969 69,313 70,179 72,284 72,645
4 69,268 70,307 72,768 73,678 75,888 76,267
5 72,560 73,648 76,226 77,179 79,494 79,891
6 75,843 76,981 79,675 80,671 83,091 83,506
7 79,134 80,321 83,132 84,171 86,696 87,129
8 82,415 83,651 86,579 87,661 90,291 90,742
9 85,706 86,992 90,037 91,162 93,897 94,366
10 88,988 90,323 93,484 94,653 97,493 97,980
Teaching experience Level 5 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 56,975 57,830 59,854 60,602 62,420 62,732 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 62,675 63,615 65,842 66,665 68,665 69,008
2 66,000 66,990 69,335 70,202 72,308 72,670
3 69,323 70,363 72,826 73,736 75,948 76,328
4 72,647 73,737 76,318 77,272 79,590 79,988
5 75,985 77,125 79,824 80,822 83,247 83,663
6 79,307 80,497 83,314 84,355 86,886 87,320
7 82,633 83,872 86,808 87,893 90,530 90,983
8 85,953 87,242 90,295 91,424 94,167 94,638
9 89,285 90,624 93,796 94,968 97,817 98,306
10 92,606 93,995 97,285 98,501 101,456 101,963
Teaching experience Level 6 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/1/24
0 60,359 61,264 63,408 64,201 66,127 66,458 Restructure to National Rates of pay,
10 month pay plan
1 66,393 67,389 69,748 70,620 72,739 73,103
2 69,713 70,759 73,236 74,151 76,376 76,758
3 73,045 74,141 76,736 77,695 80,026 80,426
4 76,367 77,513 80,226 81,229 83,666 84,084
5 79,699 80,894 83,725 84,772 87,315 87,752
6 83,020 84,265 87,214 88,304 90,953 91,408
7 86,349 87,644 90,712 91,846 94,601 95,074
8 89,669 91,014 94,199 95,376 98,237 98,728
9 92,997 94,392 97,696 98,917 101,885 102,394
10 96,331 97,776 101,198 102,463 105,537 106,065

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

**

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars) – National rates of pay, 10-month pay plan

Effective according to the dates determined by clause 1 b) of the new Appendix “K” Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to the Implementation of the Collective Agreement, the following pay table becomes the 10-month national rates of pay for ED-EST Teachers:

Table legend
  • Y) Effective January 1, 2024 – National Rates
  • D) Effective July 1, 2024
  • Z) Effective July 1, 2024 – Wage Adjustment
Teaching experience Level 1
Y) 1/1/24
D) 1/7/24 Z) 1/7/24
0 43,171 44,034 44,144
1 46,624 47,556 47,675
2 48,540 49,511 49,635
3 50,450 51,459 51,588
4 52,356 53,403 53,537
5 54,281 55,367 55,505
6 56,185 57,309 57,452
7 58,093 59,255 59,403
8 60,005 61,205 61,358
Teaching experience Level 2
Y) 1/1/24
D) 1/7/24 Z) 1/7/24
0 48,625 49,598 49,722
1 52,516 53,566 53,700
2 55,247 56,352 56,493
3 57,965 59,124 59,272
4 60,686 61,900 62,055
5 63,408 64,676 64,838
6 66,126 67,449 67,618
7 68,847 70,224 70,400
8 71,576 73,008 73,191
9 74,276 75,762 75,951
Teaching experience Level 3
Y) 1/1/24
D) 1/7/24 Z) 1/7/24
0 51,413 52,441 52,572
1 56,556 57,687 57,831
2 59,580 60,772 60,924
3 62,606 63,858 64,018
4 65,619 66,931 67,098
5 68,651 70,024 70,199
6 71,672 73,105 73,288
7 74,692 76,186 76,376
8 77,713 79,267 79,465
9 80,729 82,344 82,550
10 81,935 83,574 83,783
Teaching experience Level 4
Y) 1/1/24
D) 1/7/24 Z) 1/7/24
0 59,470 60,659 60,811
1 65,416 66,724 66,891
2 69,029 70,410 70,586
3 72,645 74,098 74,283
4 76,267 77,792 77,986
5 79,891 81,489 81,693
6 83,506 85,176 85,389
7 87,129 88,872 89,094
8 90,742 92,557 92,788
9 94,366 96,253 96,494
10 97,980 99,940 100,190
Teaching experience Level 5
Y) 1/1/24
D) 1/7/24 Z) 1/7/24
0 62,732 63,987 64,147
1 69,008 70,388 70,564
2 72,670 74,123 74,308
3 76,328 77,855 78,050
4 79,988 81,588 81,792
5 83,663 85,336 85,549
6 87,320 89,066 89,289
7 90,983 92,803 93,035
8 94,638 96,531 96,772
9 98,306 100,272 100,523
10 101,963 104,002 104,262
Teaching experience Level 6
Y) 1/1/24
D) 1/7/24 Z) 1/7/24
0 66,458 67,787 67,956
1 73,103 74,565 74,751
2 76,758 78,293 78,489
3 80,426 82,035 82,240
4 84,084 85,766 85,980
5 87,752 89,507 89,731
6 91,408 93,236 93,469
7 95,247 97,152 97,395
8 99,587 101,579 101,833
9 103,539 105,610 105,874
10 107,702 109,856 110,131

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Effective following the implementation of the new National rates of pay, 10 month pay plan below and movement of incumbents on to the grid, delete the following pay tables:

  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Principals 10 month pay plan, Level 1
  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Principals 10 month pay plan, Level 2
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Principals 10 month pay plan, Level 1
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Principals 10 month pay plan, Level 2
Ontario
Table legend
  • $) Effective July 1, 2020
  • A) Effective July 1, 2021
  • B) Effective July 1, 2022
  • W) Effective July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment
  • C) Effective July 1, 2023
  • X) Effective July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment
  • Y) Effective January 1, 2024

Principals, Department of Indigenous Services

Level 1
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) July 1, 2020 97,157 101,045 105,087 109,288
A) July 1, 2021 98,614 102,561 106,663 110,927
B) July 1, 2022 102,065 106,151 110,396 114,809
W) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 103,341 107,478 111,776 116,244
C) July 1, 2023 106,441 110,702 115,129 119,731
X) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 106,973 111,256 115,705 120,330
Y) January 1, 2024 Restructure to National Rates of Pay,
10 month pay plan
Level 2
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) July 1, 2020 110,019 114,418 118,995 123,755
A) July 1, 2021 111,669 116,134 120,780 125,611
B) July 1, 2022 115,577 120,199 125,007 130,007
W) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 117,022 121,701 126,570 131,632
C) July 1, 2023 120,533 125,352 130,367 135,581
X) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 121,136 125,979 131,019 136,259
Y) January 1, 2024 Restructure to National Rates of Pay,
10 month pay plan

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Alberta
Table legend
  • $) Effective July 1, 2020
  • A) Effective July 1, 2021
  • B) Effective July 1, 2022
  • W) Effective July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment
  • C) Effective July 1, 2023
  • X) Effective July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment
  • Y) Effective January 1, 2024

Principals, Department of Indigenous Services

Level 1
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) July 1, 2020 92,873 96,586 100,451 104,468
A) July 1, 2021 94,266 98,035 101,958 106,035
B) July 1, 2022 97,565 101,466 105,527 109,746
W) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 98,785 102,734 106,846 111,118
C) July 1, 2023 101,749 105,816 110,051 114,452
X) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 102,258 106,345 110,601 115,024
Y) January 1, 2024 Restructure to National Rates of Pay,
10 month pay plan
Level 2
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) July 1, 2020 100,733 104,759 108,949 113,309
A) July 1, 2021 102,244 106,330 110,583 115,009
B) July 1, 2022 105,823 110,052 114,453 119,034
W) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 107,146 111,428 115,884 120,522
C) July 1, 2023 110,360 114,771 119,361 124,138
X) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 110,912 115,345 119,958 124,759
Y) January 1, 2024 Restructure to National Rates of Pay,
10 month pay plan

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase (that is, “A”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases (that is, “B” and “X”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases (that is, “C” and “Y”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

**

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars) – National rates of pay, 10-month pay plan

Effective according to the dates determined by clause 1 b) of the new Appendix “K” – Memorandum of Understanding with respect to Implementation of the Collective Agreement, the following pay table becomes the 10-month national rates of pay for ED-EST Principals:

Table legend
  • Y) Effective January 1, 2024 - National Rates
  • D) Effective July 1, 2024
  • Z) Effective July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment
Level 1
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Y) January 1, 2024 – National Rates 106,973 111,256 115,705 120,330
D) July 1, 2024 109,112 113,481 118,019 122,737
Z) July 1, 2024 – Wage Adjustment 109,385 113,765 118,314 123,044
Level 2
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Y) January 1, 2024 – National Rates 121,136 125,979 131,019 136,259
D) July 1, 2024 123,559 128,499 133,639 138,984
Z) July 1, 2024 – Wage Adjustment 123,868 128,820 133,973 139,331

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Effective following the implementation of the new National rates of pay, 10 month pay plan below and movement of incumbents on to the grid, delete the following pay tables:

  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Vice-principals 10 month pay plan, Level 1
  • Annex “A1-2” – Ontario Vice-principals 10 month pay plan, Level 2
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Vice-principals 10 month pay plan, Level 1
  • Annex “A1-2” – Alberta Vice-principals 10 month pay plan, Level 2
Ontario
Table legend
  • $) Effective July 1, 2020
  • A) Effective July 1, 2021
  • B) Effective July 1, 2022
  • W) Effective July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment
  • C) Effective July 1, 2023
  • X) Effective July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment
  • Y) Effective January 1, 2024

Vice-principals, Department of Indigenous Services

Level 1
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) July 1, 2020 89,300 92,873 96,586 100,451
A) July 1, 2021 90,640 94,266 98,035 101,958
B) July 1, 2022 93,812 97,565 101,466 105,527
W) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 94,985 98,785 102,734 106,846
C) July 1, 2023 97,835 101,749 105,816 110,051
X) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 98,324 102,258 106,345 110,601
Y) January 1, 2024 Restructure to National Rates of Pay,
10 month pay plan
Level 2
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) July 1, 2020 102,158 106,244 110,496 114,916
A) July 1, 2021 103,690 107,838 112,153 116,640
B) July 1, 2022 107,319 111,612 116,078 120,722
W) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 108,660 113,007 117,529 122,231
C) July 1, 2023 111,920 116,397 121,055 125,898
X)July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 112,480 116,979 121,660 126,527
Y) January 1, 2024 Restructure to National Rates of Pay,
10 month pay plan

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase (i.e., “A”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases (i.e., “B” and “X”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases (i.e., “C” and “Y”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Alberta
Table legend
  • $) Effective July 1, 2020
  • A) Effective July 1, 2021
  • B) Effective July 1, 2022
  • W) Effective July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment
  • C) Effective July 1, 2023
  • X) Effective July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment
  • Y) Effective January 1, 2024

Vice-principals, Department of Indigenous Services

Level 1
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) July 1, 2020 87,158 90,642 94,268 98,039
A) July 1, 2021 88,465 92,002 95,682 99,510
B) July 1, 2022 91,561 95,222 99,031 102,993
W) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 92,706 96,412 100,269 104,280
C) July 1, 2023 95,487 99,304 103,277 107,408
X) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 95,964 99,801 103,793 107,945
Y) January 1, 2024 Restructure to National Rates of Pay,
10 month pay plan
Level 2
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) July 1, 2020 96,444 100,303 104,312 108,488
A) July 1, 2021 97,891 101,808 105,877 110,115
B) July 1, 2022 101,317 105,371 109,583 113,969
W) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 102,583 106,688 110,953 115,394
C) July 1, 2023 105,660 109,889 114,282 118,856
X) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 106,188 110,438 114,853 119,450
Y) January 1, 2024 Restructure to National Rates of Pay,
10 month pay plan

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase (i.e., “A”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases (i.e., “B” and “X”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases (i.e., “C” and “Y”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

**

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Sub-Group (ED-EST) annual rates of pay (in dollars) – National rates of pay, 10-month pay plan

Effective according to the dates determined by clause 1 b) of the new Appendix “K” – Memorandum of Understanding with respect to Implementation of the Collective Agreement, the following pay table becomes the 10-month national rates of pay for ED-EST Vice-principals:

Table legend
  • Y) Effective January 1, 2024 - National Rates
  • D) Effective July 1, 2024
  • Z) Effective July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment
Level 1
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Y) January 1, 2024 – National Rates 98,324 102,258 106,345 110,601
D) July 1, 2024 100,290 104,303 108,472 112,813
Z) July 1, 2024 – Wage Adjustment 100,541 104,564 108,743 113,095
Level 2
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Y) January 1, 2024 – National Rates 112,480 116,979 121,660 126,527
D) July 1, 2024 114,730 119,319 124,093 129,058
Z) July 1, 2024 – Wage Adjustment 115,017 119,617 124,403 129,381

**ED-EST Sub-Group pay notes

  1. Any service rendered by an employee on duties classified in the Education (ED) group shall be used in determining the employee’s increment step on the EST pay grids.
  2. Notwithstanding Pay Note 6, an employee is entitled to be paid at the rate of pay on the pay grid for the appropriate region set forth in Schedules “A1,” or “A1-2” as determined by his or her education, professional certification and experience. In addition, employees at these levels are entitled to the appropriate allowance provided in Article 49.
  3. The rates of pay in appendix “A1,” and “A1-2” shall be implemented as indicated therein.
  4. A teacher in the Department of Indigenous Services who commences a new school year in the month of July or the month of August is entitled to be paid from the commencement of his or her school year at the rate of pay that becomes effective at the commencement of the school year, including the applicable increment provided he or she has given satisfactory service.
  5. The Employer will pay teachers of the Department of Indigenous Services on a biweekly basis.

    **

    Effective July 1, 2023, Pay Note 6 (Transitional provision) is deleted from the collective agreement. For greater certainty, both Pay Note 6 and this transitional language will be removed upon signature of the subsequent collective agreement.

  6. Transitional provision

    The restructure of regional ED-EST 10-month annual rates of pay to national ED-EST 12-month rates of pay for teachers in Correctional Service of Canada, the Department of National Defence or the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, will be effective according to the dates determined by clause 2a)(ii) of the new appendix “K” Memorandum of Understanding with respect to Implementation of the Collective Agreement. Notwithstanding years of experience, eligible employees are to be paid at the rate in the new pay grid that is closest to without a reduction of pay to the salary they were paid on the day prior to the effective date. After this initial movement to the new pay rates, an employee will continue their progression through teaching experience levels as per Pay Note 19.

  7. Rates of pay on promotion, transfer or demotion of an employee
    1. The Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment shall apply when an employee is promoted, transferred or demoted to a position classified in another group or subgroup.
    2. For the purpose of this article, the maximum rate of pay applicable to the position held by the employee immediately prior to the new appointment means the maximum salary in the level column in the appropriate education experience grid determined by the number of years of teacher education to his or her credit. If applicable, the rate of pay is increased by the allowance provided for in Article 49.
    3. Notwithstanding (a) above, no employee will receive a rate of pay lower than the rate of pay he or she was receiving when, by mutual agreement, he or she is transferred from one region to another during the school year. The higher rate of pay will be paid for the remainder of that school year only. Should the rate of pay in the new region be higher, the higher rate will apply.

Explanatory note

  1. The following qualifications are required for placement of an employee at the various levels of the teachers’ education-experience grid:
    1. Level one: for placement at this level, an employee must have:
      Teaching certificate
    2. Level two: for placement at this level, an employee must have:
      Teaching certificate plus one (1) additional year of teacher education
    3. Level three: for placement at this level, an employee must have:
      Teaching certificate plus two (2) additional years of teacher education
    4. Level four: for placement at this level, an employee must have:
      Teaching certificate plus three (3) additional years of teacher education
    5. Level five: for placement at this level, an employee must have:
      Teaching certificate plus four (4) additional years of teacher education
    6. Level six: for placement at this level, an employee must have:
      Teaching certificate plus five (5) additional years of teacher education
  2. This applies to teachers in the Department of Indigenous Services. The following professional certification and academic qualifications are required for placement of an employee at the various levels of the principals and vice-principals education-experience grid:

    Vice-principal and principal professional certification

    Employees appointed to school leadership positions must hold current teacher certification issued by the Ministry of Education, Department of Education or the College of Teachers of the province in which the school is located and should have a provincial principal qualification in province, territory, or provincial school unit within the geographic area where such is a requirement for vice-principals and principals employed by public school boards in elementary and secondary schools.

    Vice-principal and principal academic qualifications

    1. Level one: for placement at this level, an employee must have:
      1. at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Education and current teacher certification issued by the Ministry of Education or College of Teachers of the province in which the school is located.
    2. Level two: for placement at this level, an employee must have:
      1. Master’s degree in Education and current teacher certification issued by the Ministry of Education or College of Teachers of the province in which the school is located that included a principal qualification on the teaching certificate where such is required by provincial regulation.
  3. “Teacher education” refers to successfully completed years of university study recognized by a Canadian university, or teacher training after matriculation which must include one year of study leading to the granting of a recognized teaching certificate. This clause does not apply to teachers on staff prior to the signing of this agreement, unless a teacher requests a re-evaluation of his scholarity.
  4. “Teaching certificate” refers to successfully completed training to obtain a teaching certificate in an university and recognized by provincial authorities of the province, territory, or provincial school unit within the geographic area in which the school is located. In circumstances where the educational program leading to the granting of a teaching certificate is more than one year, the additional year(s) will count towards teacher education.
  5. For the purpose of the placement of an employee at a level on the teacher’s education-experience grid, the Employer will give full credit for the years of teacher education, and teacher certificates recognized by provincial authorities of the province, territory, or provincial school unit within the geographic area in which the school is located.
  6. Notwithstanding Pay Note 8, the placement of a Technical and Vocational Teacher employed at Correctional Service Canada (CSC) on the teachers’ education-experience grid will be according to a “Reference Grid” which provides level equivalencies between the ED-EST levels at CSC and those in provincial jurisdictions.
  7. The Employer agrees that, where prior to December 29, 1998, Correctional Service of Canada has taken the initiative of placing an ED-EST employee higher on the salary grid than the employee should have been placed, according to his or her qualifications as defined in the collective agreement at the time of such placement, this Correctional Service of Canada initiated placement will not be revisited.
  8. Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph and other provisions of this agreement, where an employee has been placed on the grid at a higher level than warranted, the employee will not be able to avail himself or herself of the provisions governing the progression to a higher level on the salary grid until the employee meets the requirements of the level in which he or she is presently placed.
  9. Where the Employer requests an evaluation of an employee’s qualifications, the cost of the evaluation itself will be at the expense of the Employer, and any costs associated with supplying necessary documentation will be borne by the Employer. Where the evaluation is initiated by the employee, all costs will be borne by the employee.
  10. It is the employee’s responsibility to submit to the Employer within ninety (90) days following the date on which he or she enters the public service all documents that will establish his or her rate of pay. No retroactive changes shall be made to his or her rate of pay after the prescribed ninety (90) day deadline.
  11. Credit for previous experience

    Experience is recognized by the granting of one increment for each acceptable year of teaching or counselling experience prior to appointment to a position in the bargaining unit. A full year of experience is to be allowed for the following:

    1. any full academic year.
    2. any portion of an academic year of six (6) months or more; or the equivalent in days or hours of teaching or counselling experience.

    Previous experience as a teacher aide

    Upon appointment to the EST subgroup, one half (1/2) of the service gained in a classroom as a teacher aide shall be recognized in determining the employee’s increment step on the EST pay grid.

    Previous experience: vocational teacher

    1. For Vocational Teachers work experience prior to appointment to a position in the bargaining unit is recognized by the granting of one increment for each acceptable full year of work experience in the employee’s trade at the journeyman level or after obtaining a Certificate of Qualification.
    2. Notwithstanding subclause a), any period of work experience which has already been used to qualify for teacher certification shall not be counted towards the granting of increments.
  12. Changes in rates of pay after appointment
    1. After appointment, an employee on a school year will be granted annual increments at commencement of the school year provided the employee has been on duty at least six (6) months since the last increment or since appointment and has given satisfactory service.
    2. Subject to satisfactory performance of duties, an employee on a twelve (12) month work year will be granted annual increments on the anniversary date of an employee’s most recent appointment.
    3. It is up to the employee to submit to the Employer the documents proving that he or she has higher educational qualifications than those of the education level in which he or she is being paid, within six (6) months following the date of issuance of the official transcript of such additional qualifications. The employee shall be granted retroactive pay, if he or she meets the requirements, either from the date of issuance of the official transcript of additional qualifications if it is submitted within six (6) months or from the date the official transcript was submitted to the Employer, in all other cases.
  13. In applying the new rates of pay, an employee retains his step in the pay grid except as provided in Note 19 above.
  14. An employee who does not meet the requirements of Level One is placed at the step corresponding to his or her experience and is given the rate of pay of Level One minus five hundred dollars ($500.00).
  15. Notwithstanding Pay Note 2, a part-time employee who works during the school year, as defined in clause 44.01, is granted an annual increment when he or she has received pay equivalent to six (6) months of work as a full-time employee. In order to benefit from subsequent increments, an employee must have received pay equivalent to the number of days of work of a full-time employee as prescribed in clause 44.01.
  16. Where an existing employee would be negatively impacted by placement on the Education-Experience grid, under the changes to the pay notes, he or she would be salary protected at their current level.
  17. Education levels for ED-ESTs at Canadian Coast Guard College

    The employee’s level of education must be certified by an organization recognized by the Employer.

    Education Level 3 (Bachelor’s)
    This level requires a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university.

    Education Level 4 (Bachelor’s + 1)

    1. This level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university.
      or
    2. A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus one (1) further year of teacher education as defined in Note 10.

    Education Level 5 (Bachelor’s + 2)

    1. This level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university, plus one (1) further year of teacher education as defined in Note 10.
      or
    2. A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus two (2) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 10.

    Education Level 6 (Bachelor’s + 3)

    1. This level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree, recognized by a Canadian university plus two (2) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 10.
      or
    2. A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus three (3) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 10.

    **

    Effective January 1, 2024, implement national rates for 10-month principals, vice-principals and teachers (ED-EST) as follows:

  18. National rates

    The restructure of regional ED-EST 10-month annual rates of pay to national ED-EST rates of pay for principals, vice-principals and teachers, effective according to the dates determined by clause 1.b) of the new appendix “K” Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to the Implementation of the Collective Agreement. Notwithstanding years of experience, eligible employees are to be paid at the rate in the new pay grid that is closest to without a reduction of pay to the salary they were paid on the day prior to the effective date. After this initial movement to the new pay rates, an employee will continue their progression through teaching experience levels as per Pay Note 19. The implementation of these adjustments will be made in accordance with the implementation timelines as per appendix “K” Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to the Implementation of the Collective Agreement

Miscellaneous

Teacher education, for the purposes of this pay plan, means education certified by an employer-recognized organization and shall consist of any one or combination of the following:

  1. A year of study resulting in a recognized teaching certificate or diploma.
  2. A year of university study, completion of which is officially certified by an educational establishment.

An employee appointed to an ED-EST position at the Canadian Coast Guard College prior to the date of signing of this collective agreement will not have his or her Education Level lowered solely by the application of this pay note.

This provision will cease to apply to an employee when he or she leaves the Canadian Coast Guard College.

Annex “A2”

Language Teaching Sub-Group (ED-LAT) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

The salary to be paid employees at levels ED-LAT-01 and 02 shall be determined as follows:

Language Teaching 1: employees will receive the rate on the grid determined by their education and experience

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 47,528 48,241 49,929 50,553 52,070 52,330 53,377 53,510
2 49,630 50,374 52,137 52,789 54,373 54,645 55,738 55,877
3 51,746 52,522 54,360 55,040 56,691 56,974 58,113 58,258
4 53,869 54,677 56,591 57,298 59,017 59,312 60,498 60,649
5 55,975 56,815 58,804 59,539 61,325 61,632 62,865 63,022
6 58,091 58,962 61,026 61,789 63,643 63,961 65,240 65,403
7 60,206 61,109 63,248 64,039 65,960 66,290 67,616 67,785
8 62,328 63,263 65,477 66,295 68,284 68,625 69,998 70,173
9 64,429 65,395 67,684 68,530 70,586 70,939 72,358 72,539
10 66,548 67,546 69,910 70,784 72,908 73,273 74,738 74,925
11 68,659 69,689 72,128 73,030 75,221 75,597 77,109 77,302
12 70,785 71,847 74,362 75,292 77,551 77,939 79,498 79,697
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 53,732 54,538 56,447 57,153 58,868 59,162 60,345 60,496
2 56,012 56,852 58,842 59,578 61,365 61,672 62,905 63,062
3 58,285 59,159 61,230 61,995 63,855 64,174 65,457 65,621
4 60,567 61,476 63,628 64,423 66,356 66,688 68,022 68,192
5 62,846 63,789 66,022 66,847 68,852 69,196 70,580 70,756
6 65,118 66,095 68,408 69,263 71,341 71,698 73,132 73,315
7 67,401 68,412 70,806 71,691 73,842 74,211 75,695 75,884
8 69,672 70,717 73,192 74,107 76,330 76,712 78,246 78,442
9 71,950 73,029 75,585 76,530 78,826 79,220 80,804 81,006
10 74,229 75,342 77,979 78,954 81,323 81,730 83,365 83,573
11 76,504 77,652 80,370 81,375 83,816 84,235 85,920 86,135
12 78,785 79,967 82,766 83,801 86,315 86,747 88,482 88,703
13 81,059 82,275 85,155 86,219 88,806 89,250 91,035 91,263
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 56,762 57,613 59,629 60,374 62,185 62,496 63,746 63,905
2 59,035 59,921 62,018 62,793 64,677 65,000 66,300 66,466
3 61,310 62,230 64,408 65,213 67,169 67,505 68,855 69,027
4 63,593 64,547 66,806 67,641 69,670 70,018 71,418 71,597
5 65,865 66,853 69,193 70,058 72,160 72,521 73,971 74,156
6 68,147 69,169 71,590 72,485 74,660 75,033 76,534 76,725
7 70,425 71,481 73,983 74,908 77,155 77,541 79,092 79,290
8 72,700 73,791 76,374 77,329 79,649 80,047 81,648 81,852
9 74,980 76,105 78,769 79,754 82,147 82,558 84,209 84,420
10 77,256 78,415 81,160 82,175 84,640 85,063 86,764 86,981
11 79,533 80,726 83,551 84,595 87,133 87,569 89,320 89,543
12 81,808 83,035 85,941 87,015 89,625 90,073 91,874 92,104
13 84,086 85,347 88,334 89,438 92,121 92,582 94,434 94,670
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 60,514 61,422 63,572 64,367 66,298 66,629 67,962 68,132
2 62,910 63,854 66,089 66,915 68,922 69,267 70,652 70,829
3 65,320 66,300 68,621 69,479 71,563 71,921 73,359 73,542
4 67,715 68,731 71,137 72,026 74,187 74,558 76,049 76,239
5 70,115 71,167 73,658 74,579 76,816 77,200 78,744 78,941
6 72,515 73,603 76,179 77,131 79,445 79,842 81,439 81,643
7 74,919 76,043 78,705 79,689 82,080 82,490 84,140 84,350
8 77,318 78,478 81,225 82,240 84,707 85,131 86,834 87,051
9 79,717 80,913 83,745 84,792 87,336 87,773 89,528 89,752
10 82,121 83,353 86,270 87,348 89,968 90,418 92,226 92,457
11 84,524 85,792 88,795 89,905 92,602 93,065 94,926 95,163
12 86,925 88,229 91,317 92,458 95,232 95,708 97,622 97,866
13 89,324 90,664 93,837 95,010 97,860 98,349 100,316 100,567

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

Language Teaching 2: employees will receive the rate on the grid determined by their education and experience

Teaching experience Level 1 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 53,215 54,013 55,903 56,602 58,300 58,592 59,764 59,913
2 55,322 56,152 58,117 58,843 60,608 60,911 62,129 62,284
3 57,431 58,292 60,332 61,086 62,919 63,234 64,499 64,660
4 59,553 60,446 62,562 63,344 65,244 65,570 66,881 67,048
5 61,662 62,587 64,778 65,588 67,556 67,894 69,252 69,425
6 63,778 64,735 67,001 67,839 69,874 70,223 71,627 71,806
7 65,895 66,883 69,224 70,089 72,192 72,553 74,004 74,189
8 68,015 69,035 71,451 72,344 74,514 74,887 76,385 76,576
9 70,119 71,171 73,662 74,583 76,820 77,204 78,748 78,945
10 72,236 73,320 75,886 76,835 79,140 79,536 81,127 81,330
11 74,346 75,461 78,102 79,078 81,450 81,857 83,494 83,703
12 76,474 77,621 80,338 81,342 83,782 84,201 85,885 86,100
Teaching experience Level 2 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 59,418 60,309 62,420 63,200 65,096 65,421 66,729 66,896
2 61,698 62,623 64,815 65,625 67,594 67,932 69,291 69,464
3 63,972 64,932 67,205 68,045 70,086 70,436 71,845 72,025
4 66,252 67,246 69,600 70,470 72,584 72,947 74,406 74,592
5 68,534 69,562 71,997 72,897 75,084 75,459 76,968 77,160
6 70,808 71,870 74,385 75,315 77,574 77,962 79,521 79,720
7 73,090 74,186 76,783 77,743 80,075 80,475 82,085 82,290
8 75,360 76,490 79,167 80,157 82,562 82,975 84,635 84,847
9 77,638 78,803 81,561 82,581 85,058 85,483 87,193 87,411
10 79,915 81,114 83,953 85,002 87,552 87,990 89,750 89,974
11 82,194 83,427 86,347 87,426 90,049 90,499 92,309 92,540
12 84,473 85,740 88,741 89,850 92,546 93,009 94,869 95,106
13 86,745 88,046 91,128 92,267 95,035 95,510 97,420 97,664
Teaching experience Level 3 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 62,449 63,386 65,605 66,425 68,418 68,760 70,135 70,310
2 64,724 65,695 67,994 68,844 70,909 71,264 72,689 72,871
3 66,998 68,003 70,383 71,263 73,401 73,768 75,243 75,431
4 69,280 70,319 72,780 73,690 75,901 76,281 77,807 78,002
5 71,554 72,627 75,169 76,109 78,392 78,784 80,360 80,561
6 73,833 74,940 77,563 78,533 80,889 81,293 82,919 83,126
7 76,112 77,254 79,958 80,957 83,386 83,803 85,479 85,693
8 78,388 79,564 82,349 83,378 85,879 86,308 88,034 88,254
9 80,665 81,875 84,741 85,800 88,374 88,816 90,592 90,818
10 82,944 84,188 87,135 88,224 90,871 91,325 93,152 93,385
11 85,222 86,500 89,528 90,647 93,366 93,833 95,710 95,949
12 87,493 88,805 91,913 93,062 95,854 96,333 98,260 98,506
13 89,776 91,123 94,312 95,491 98,356 98,848 100,825 101,077
Teaching experience Level 4 1/7/21 1/7/22 1/7/22 1/7/23 1/7/23 1/7/24 1/7/24
1 66,201 67,194 69,546 70,415 72,527 72,890 74,348 74,534
2 68,600 69,629 72,066 72,967 75,156 75,532 77,043 77,236
3 71,008 72,073 74,596 75,528 77,794 78,183 79,747 79,946
4 73,404 74,505 77,113 78,077 80,419 80,821 82,437 82,643
5 75,807 76,944 79,637 80,632 83,051 83,466 85,135 85,348
6 78,202 79,375 82,153 83,180 85,675 86,103 87,825 88,045
7 80,605 81,814 84,677 85,735 88,307 88,749 90,524 90,750
8 83,009 84,254 87,203 88,293 90,942 91,397 93,225 93,458
9 85,406 86,687 89,721 90,843 93,568 94,036 95,917 96,157
10 87,810 89,127 92,246 93,399 96,201 96,682 98,616 98,863
11 90,212 91,565 94,770 95,955 98,834 99,328 101,315 101,568
12 92,612 94,001 97,291 98,507 101,462 101,969 104,008 104,268
13 95,010 96,435 99,810 101,058 104,090 104,610 106,702 106,969

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases: paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

ED-LAT Sub-Group pay notes

  1. Any service rendered by an employee on duties classified in the Education (ED) group shall be used in determining the employee’s increment step on the LAT pay grids.
  2. An employee is entitled to be paid at the rate of pay on the pay grid set forth in Appendix “A2” as determined by his or her education and experience.
  3. Changes in rates of pay
    1. Except as provided in paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) below, in applying the new rates of pay an employee retains his or her step in the salary grid.
    2. An employee shall be entitled to be paid on a higher rate in the range of rates for the education level in which he or she is being paid on the date on which the employee attains the requisite experience.
    3. It is up to the employee to submit to the Employer the documents proving that he or she has higher educational qualifications than those of the education level in which he is being paid, within ninety (90) days following the date of issuance of the official transcript of such additional qualifications. The employee shall be granted retroactive pay, if he or she meets the requirements, either from the date of issuance of the official transcript of additional qualifications if it is submitted within ninety (90) days or from the date the official transcript was submitted to the Employer, in all other cases.
    4. It is the employee’s responsibility to submit to the Employer within ninety (90) days following the date on which he or she enters the public service all documents, including certifications or equivalency certificates that will establish his or her rate of pay. No retroactive changes shall be made to his or her rate of pay after the prescribed ninety (90) day deadline.
    5. It is up to the employee who acquired his or her degrees or teaching experience outside of Canada to cover the expenses for all documents related to the certifications or equivalency certificates required to establish his or her rate of pay.
  4. Education levels

    For foreign-acquired degrees, the employee’s level of education must be certified by an organization recognized by the Employer.

    • Education Level 1 (B.A.)

      This level requires a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university.

    • Education Level 2 (B.A. + 1)
      1. This level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university.
        or
      2. A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus one (1) further year of teacher education as defined in Note 6.
    • Education Level 3 (B.A. + 2)
      1. This level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university, plus one (1) further year of teacher education as defined in Note 6.
        or
      2. A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus two (2) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 6.
    • Education Level 4 (B.A. + 3)
      1. This level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree, recognized by a Canadian university plus two (2) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 6.
      2. A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus three (3) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 6.
  5. Experience
    1. Within the pay range for each educational level, experience is recognized by the granting of one increment for each year of teaching experience prior to appointment. An employee with no experience will be appointed at the first (1st) rate in the range. For each year of experience after appointment, an employee will receive one additional increment provided that service has been satisfactory.
    Credit for previous experience
    1. A full year of experience prior to appointment will be allowed for any of the following:
      1. any full academic year at an establishment, recognized or accredited by a school board or provincial Department of Education, that is, eight (8) months (university teaching), ten (10) months (elementary and secondary school teaching) or eleven (11) to twelve (12) months (government teaching or a recognized commercial school);
      2. any portion of an academic year of six (6) months or more;
      3. any portion of any academic year, in whole months, which is not already credited in subclause 5(b)(i), at an establishment recognized and accredited by a school board or provincial Department of Education, which totals 6 to 12 months;
      4. second language teaching at night school or on some other part-time basis in the amount of four hundred (400) hours at an establishment recognized and accredited by a school board or provincial Department of Education;
      5. for teaching experience acquired abroad, the employee must provide an equivalency certificate from an establishment recognized or accredited by a school board or provincial Department of Education as defined in (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv);

    provided that, in all cases, no more than one (1) full year is credited during a twelve (12)-month calendar year.

  1. Miscellaneous

    Teacher education, for the purposes of this pay plan, means education certified by an employer-recognized organization and shall consist of any one or combination of the following:

    1. A year of study resulting in a recognized teaching certificate or diploma.
    2. A year of university study, completion of which is officially certified by an educational establishment.
  2. An employee appointed to a position in the Language-Teaching Sub-Group prior to November 22, 1988, will not have his or her Education Level lowered solely by the application of pay notes 4 and 6 to Annex “A2”.

    This provision will cease to apply to an employee when he or she leaves the Language Teaching Sub-Group.

Annex “A3”

Education Services Sub-Group (ED-EDS) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Table legend
  • $) Effective July 1, 2020
  • A) Effective July 1, 2021
  • B) Effective July 1, 2022
  • X) Effective July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment
  • C) Effective July 1, 2023
  • Y) Effective July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment
  • D) Effective July 1, 2024
  • Z) Effective July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment
EDS-1
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
$) July 1, 2020 70,954 74,658 77,339 80,017 82,698
A) July 1, 2021 72,018 75,778 78,499 81,217 83,938
B) July 1, 2021 74,539 78,430 81,246 84,060 86,876
X) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 75,471 79,410 82,262 85,111 87,962
C) July 1, 2023 77,735 81,792 84,730 87,664 90,601
Y) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 78,124 82,201 85,154 88,102 91,054
D) July 1, 2024 79,686 83,845 86,857 89,864 92,875
Z) July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment 79,885 84,055 87,074 90,089 93,107
EDS-2
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
$) July 1, 2020 85,010 87,680 90,327
A) July 1, 2021 86,285 88,995 91,682
B) July 1, 2021 89,305 92,110 94,891
X) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 90,421 93,261 96,077
C) July 1, 2023 93,134 96,059 98,959
Y) July 1, 2023 - Pay Line Adjustment 93,600 96,539 99,454
D) July 1, 2024 95,472 98,470 101,443
Z) July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment 95,711 98,716 101,697
EDS-3
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
$) July 1, 2020 90,726 93,591 96,441
A) July 1, 2021 92,087 94,995 97,888
B) July 1, 2022 95,310 98,320 101,314
X) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 96,501 99,549 102,580
C) July 1, 2023 99,396 102,535 105,657
Y) July 1, 2023 – Pay Line Adjustment 99,893 103,048 106,185
D) July 1, 2024 101,891 105,109 108,309
Z) July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment 102,146 105,372 108,580
EDS-4
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
$) July 1, 2020 97,284 100,230 103,172
A) July 1, 2021 98,743 101,733 104,720
B) July 1, 2022 102,199 105,294 108,385
X) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 103,476 106,610 109,740
C) July 1, 2023 106,580 109,808 113,032
Y) July 1, 2023 – Pay Line Adjustment 107,113 110,357 113,597
D) July 1, 2024 109,255 112,564 115,869
Z) July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment 109,528 112,845 116,159
EDS-5
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
$) July 1, 2020 104,862 108,085 111,273
A) July 1, 2021 106,435 109,706 112,942
B) July 1, 2022 110,160 113,546 116,895
X) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 111,537 114,965 118,356
C) July 1, 2023 114,883 118,414 121,907
Y) July 1, 2023 – Pay Line Adjustment 115,457 119,006 122,517
D) July 1, 2024 117,766 121,386 124,967
Z) July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment 118,060 121,689 125,279

Rates of pay will be adjusted within 180 days of signature of the collective agreement. Changes to rates of pay with an effective date prior to the salary adjustment date will be paid according to Appendix K, as a lump sum payment. In particular:

  1. Year 1 (2021) increase (that is, “A”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to a 1.50% economic increase of July 1, 2020, rates.
  2. Year 2 (2022) increases (that is, “B” and “X”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 increase plus a 3.50% economic increase and a 1.25% wage adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 6.366% of July 1, 2020, rates.
  3. Year 3 (2023) increases (that is, “C” and “Y”): paid as a retroactive lump sum payment equal to the year 1 and year 2 increases plus a 3.00% economic increase and a 0.5% pay line adjustment, for a compounded total increase of 10.104% of July 1, 2020, rates.

ED-EDS Sub-Group pay notes

Pay increment for full-time and part-time employees
  1. The pay increment period for indeterminate employees at Levels ED-EDS-1 to ED-EDS-5 is the anniversary date of such appointment. A pay increment shall be to the next rate in the scale of rates.
  2. The pay increment period for term employees at Levels ED-EDS-1 to ED-EDS-5 is fifty-two (52) weeks. A pay increment shall be to the next rate in the scale of rates.
  3. An employee appointed to a term position shall receive an increment after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service. For the purpose of defining when a determinate employee will be entitled to go the next salary increment, “cumulative” means all service, whether continuous or discontinuous within the core public administration at the same occupational group and level.

Annex “A4”

Library Science Group (LS) annual rates of pay (in dollars)

Table legend
  • $) Effective July 1, 2020
  • A) Effective July 1, 2021
  • B) Effective July 1, 2022
  • X) Effective July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment
  • C) Effective July 1, 2023
  • Y) Effective July 1, 2023 - Sub-group specific adjustment
  • D) Effective July 1, 2024
  • Z) Effective July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment
LS-1
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
$) July 1, 2020 64,907 66,917 68,929 70,940 72,947 74,959 76,970 78,982
A) July 1, 2021 65,881 67,921 69,963 72,004 74,041 76,083 78,125 80,167
B) July 1, 2022 68,187 70,298 72,412 74,524 76,632 78,746 80,859 82,973
X) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 69,039 71,177 73,317 75,456 77,590 79,730 81,870 84,010
C) July 1, 2023 71,110 73,312 75,517 77,720 79,918 82,122 84,326 86,530
Y)July 1, 2023 - Sub-group specific adjustment 71,821 74,045 76,272 78,497 80,717 82,943 85,169 87,395
D) July 1, 2024 73,257 75,526 77,797 80,067 82,331 84,602 86,872 89,143
Z) July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment 73,440 75,715 77,991 80,267 82,537 84,814 87,089 89,366
LS-2
Effective date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
$) July 1, 2020 71,775 74,142 76,511 78,870 81,385
A) July 1, 2021 72,852 75,254 77,659 80,053 82,606
B) July 1, 2022 75,402 77,888 80,377 82,855 85,497
X) July 1, 2022 - Wage Adjustment 76,345 78,862 81,382 83,891 86,566
C) July 1, 2023 78,635 81,228 83,823 86,408 89,163
Y) July 1, 2023 - Sub-group specific adjustment 79,421 82,040 84,661 87,272 90,055
D) July 1, 2024 81,009 83,681 86,354 89,017 91,856
Z) July 1, 2024 - Wage Adjustment 81,212 83,890 86,570 89,240 92,086