Pay increase approved for Canadian Armed Forces General Officers, Flag Officers, Colonels, Captains (Navy) and Legal Officers

News release

November 28, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Treasury Board has approved a pay increase for General Officers, Flag Officers, Colonels and Captains (Navy), as well as all legal officers. This multi-year increase is similar to, and follows, the pay increase percentages received by Canadian Armed Forces members in June 2017.

The new rates, along with a lump sum back-payment, are expected to be in the pay of all affected officers on November 30, and not later than mid-December, and are as follows:

  • For senior officers, a 1.25% raise in pay effective April 1 for each of the past four fiscal years: 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018. This includes the 0.5% pay increase already received by Colonels/ Captains (Navy) and above for fiscal years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 in September 2017.
  • For legal officers, a 1.25% raise in pay effective April 1 for each of the past four fiscal years: 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018.
  • For senior officers and legal officers, a 1% market adjustment increase to base pay effective April 1, 2016.

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces remain committed to ensuring that members are provided with a rewarding career, outstanding training, and new equipment, and that pay, benefits, support, and opportunities continue to be world-class. 

Quick facts

  • The pay increase for Canadian Armed Forces members below the rank of Colonel and Captain (Navy) was announced in June 2017.

  • The pay increase for Colonels/ Captains (Navy) and above is the same percentages as the pay increase of the lower ranks.

  • The pay raise for Colonels/ Captains (Navy) and above is linked to the executive levels of the public service and recognizes the significant pressure, demands and expectations of officers at these ranks.

  • The pay increase for legal officers is the same as those authorized for their public service civilian counterparts in Law Practitioner (LP) and Law Management (LC) groups.

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Contacts

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca


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