Information notice - Living Cost Differential (LCD) Survey Results for the Manitoba Region


To: Executives and Chairs of Northern Federal Councils, Designated Departmental Contacts, Isolated Posts and Government Housing

Departments are reminded to distribute this notice to employees at your headquarters and regional offices who are involved in the administration of the isolated posts allowances.

The results of the Statistics Canada survey on the Living Costs Differential (LCD) Indexes for the Manitoba region conducted in February and were recently communicated to the National Joint Council Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee (NJC-IPGHD). A total of thirty-seven (37) isolated posts were involved in this review.

No change in LCD level – 11 posts

  • Bowsman
  • Chemawawin (Easterville)
  • Grand Rapids
  • Ilford
  • Leaf Rapids
  • Lynn Lake
  • Moose Lake
  • Shoal River/Pelican Rapids
  • South Indian Lake
  • The Pas
  • Waboden

Increase by one LCD level – 4 posts

  • Berens River
  • Bloodvein
  • Poplar River
  • Split Lake

Decrease by one LCD level – 9 posts

  • Cranberry Portage
  • Cross Lake
  • Flin Flon/Creighton (Flin Flon no longer qualifies for LCD allowance)
  • Little Grand Rapids
  • Nelson House
  • Norway House
  • Pauingassi
  • Shamattawa
  • Snow Lake

Decrease by two LCD levels - 12 posts

  • Brochet
  • Garden Hill (Island Lake)
  • Gillam
  • God’s Lake Narrows
  • God’s River
  • Lac Brochet
  • Oxford House
  • Pukatawagan
  • Red Sucker Lake
  • St. Thérèse Point
  • Tadoule Lake
  • York Landing

Decrease by three LCD levels – 1 post

  • Wassagomach

These changes will be effective for the Isolated Posts which had a classification increase in the LCD level as per 2.11.2 of the NJC Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive (IPGHD). Please note that for the twenty-two (22) locations which decreased, notification must be provided to employees because the effective date of the changes will be the first day of the fourth calendar month after the month in which written notification was received as per 2.12.4 a) of the NJC-IPGHD. Departments shall provide a written notice to each employee affected by the change within 60 days of receiving this notification, pursuant to section 2.12 of the IPGHD. An email message is considered an acceptable written notice. Details regarding the methodology can be found in the "Guide to National Joint Council Rates and Allowances".

Employees or should direct any questions on this subject to the appropriate corporate official within their organization. View the list of Designated Contacts.

Edith Kehoe
Senior Director, Union Engagement & NJC Support
Compensation and Labour Relations Sector
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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