Living Cost Differential (LCD) Survey Results for Northwest Territories region and results for a number of isolated posts in Nunavut and Northern BC Region


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

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 of the Living Costs Differential (LCD) Indexes for the Northwest Territories Region including two Northern British Columbia and six Nunavut posts during February and were recently communicated to the National Joint Council Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee (NJC-IPGHC). A total of thirty one (31) isolated posts were involved in this review and the results can be summarized as follows:

No change in LCD level – 15 posts
  • Alert, NU
  • Cambridge Bay, NU
  • Eureka, NU
  • Fort Liard, NWT
  • Fort Nelson, BC
  • Fort Providence, NWT
  • Fort Simpson, NWT
  • Hay River, NWT
  • Inuvik, NWT
  • Kugluktuk, NU
  • Nahanni Butte, NWT
  • Norman Wells, NWT
  • Toad River, BC
  • Wha ti, NWT
  • Yellowknife, NWT
Increase by one LCD level – 8 posts
  • Aklavik, NWT
  • Behchoko (Rae), NWT
  • Fort Mcpherson, NWT
  • Fort Resolution, NWT
  • Fort Smith, NWT
  • Gjoa Haven, NU
  • Taloyoak, NU
  • Tulit’a, NWT
Increase by two LCD levels – 8 posts
  • Deline, NWT
  • Fort Good Hope, NWT
  • Lutselk’e, NWT
  • Paulatuk, NWT
  • Sachs Harbour, NWT
  • Tsiighetchic, NWT
  • Tuktoyaktuk, NWT
  • Ulukhaktok (Holman Island), NWT

These changes are effective .

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.

Sean Ross
A/Senior Director
Excluded Groups and Administrative Policies
Labour Relations and Compensation Operations

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