Living Cost Differential (LCD) Survey Results for Alberta


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 (for information)

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

The results of the Statistics Canada survey of the Living Costs Differential (LCD) Alberta Region were recently communicated to the National Joint Council Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee (NJC-IPGHC). A total of seventeen (17) isolated posts were involved in this review and the results can be summarized as follows:

Posts with no level changes – 12 posts

  • Desmarais/Wabasca
  • Fort Vermilion
  • Fox Lake Reserve
  • Grande Cache
  • High Level
  • High Prairie
  • Little Buffalo
  • Loon Lake
  • Manning
  • McLennan
  • Red Earth Creek
  • Tall Cree#173 & 173A

Posts with one level decrease – 5 posts

  • Atikameg
  • Fort Chipewyan
  • Garden River (Creek)
  • Hay Lake Reserve/Assumption
  • John d’Or Prairie

The change for the isolated posts which had a classification decrease in the LCD level will be effective as per 2.14.2 of the NJC Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive (IPGHD).  Departments must provide a written notice to employees located in these isolated posts within 60 days of receiving this HR Notice. An email message is considered an acceptable written notice as is outlined in 2.13.2.  Details regarding the methodology can be found in the "Guide to National Joint Council Rates and Allowances".

Departmental employees or regional staff should direct any questions on this subject to the appropriate departmental corporate official. View the list of Designated Departmental Contacts.

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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