Living Cost Differential (LCD) Survey Results for Manitoba Region

Date: July 23, 2018

To: Functional Heads of Administration, Human Resources, and Financial Services

CC: Chairs and Executive Directors of Northern Federal Regional Councils, Departmental Designated Coordinators for the IPGHD and Committee Members of the NJC IPGHD

Please distribute this notice to employees at your headquarters and regional offices who are involved in the administration of the National Joint Council (NJC) Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive (IPGHD) allowances.

The results of the Statistics Canada surveys of the Living Cost Differential (LCD) indexes were approved by the National Joint Council Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee (NJC-IPGHC). For locations where the LCD classification level has increased, these changes are retroactive to April 1, 2018 as specified in section 2.11.2 of the IPGHD and payments resulting from these changes are to be administered in the same manner as retroactive increases to an employee’s pay.

For the 11 locations where there is a decrease in the LCD classification level, departments shall provide a written notice to employees affected by the change within 60 days of receiving this notification, pursuant to section 2.13.2 of the IPGHD. The reduction will be effective on the first day of the fourth calendar month after the month in which written notice was received as specified in section 2.14.1. An e-mail is considered an acceptable written notice.

A total of forty (40) isolated posts and special locations were reviewed and the results can be summarized as follows:

15 posts with no change in level

  • Bowsman
  • Brochet
  • Chemawawin (Easterville)
  • Ethelbert
  • Grand Rapids
  • Lac Brochet
  • Moose Lake
  • Norway House
  • Pauingassi
  • Pukatawagan
  • Snow Lake
  • Swan River
  • The Pas
  • York Landing
  • Winnipegosis

10 posts or special locations with a one level increase

  • Flin Flon/Creighton
  • Gillam
  • Ilford
  • Little Grand Rapids
  • Nelson House (Appendix G – Special Location)
  • Red Sucker Lake
  • Ste. Thérèse Pointe
  • Split Lake (Appendix G – Special Location)
  • Tadoule Lake
  • Wassagomach

Three posts with a two level increase

  • Berens River
  • Oxford House
  • Poplar River IR

One post with a four level increase

  • Shoal River/Pelican Rapids

Nine posts or special locations with a one level decrease

Two posts with a three level decrease

The revised LCD classification levels are reflected in Appendix A for the isolated posts and in Appendix G for the special locations. Employees and regional staff can direct any questions on this subject to their Designated Departmental Coordinator.

Claudia Zovatto
Senior Director
Union Engagement and National Joint Council support
Compensation and Labour Relations Sector
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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