The Government of Canada approves base pay increases for senior public servants

News release

June 21, 2018, Ottawa, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

The Government of Canada has approved the annual salary revisions for executives and other senior leaders in the federal public service. The salary increases reflect those that were recently negotiated under collective agreements. Since agreements have now been reached with most public service unions, awarding similar increases to executives will help maintain the integrated salary structure within the public service.

The adjustments to the salaries of executives and other senior leaders will be processed only after salary adjustments for represented public service employees have been processed.

Specific changes include:

  • Increasing base pay retroactively by 0.75% for fiscal years 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • Increasing base pay by 1.25% for fiscal years 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018, and providing a wage adjustment of 1% for the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year
  • Adding a personal day of leave for executives

The government is applying equivalent pay increases for unrepresented executives as are negotiated for represented public servants.


“We are committed to a culture of respect for and within Canada’s public service. Through good faith negotiations, we have now reached 23 of 27 tentative agreements representing approximately 97% of employees. These salary adjustments for executives will ensure a fair and fiscally responsible compensation adjustment for senior levels of the public service.”

The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board

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