LCD Survey Results for Northwest Territories (incl. Northern British Columbia and Nunavut)

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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) Indexes for the Northwest Territories, Northern British Columbia and Nunavut Regions 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: 

Posts with no change – 14 posts

  • Alert
  • Bechchoko (Rae)
  • Eureka (NU)
  • Fort Nelson (BC)
  • Fort Resolution
  • Fort Simpson
  • Fort Smith
  • Inuvik
  • Kugluktuk (Coppermine) (NU)
  • Paulatuk
  • Sachs Harbour
  • Taloyoak (Spence Bay) (NU)
  • Toad River (BC)
  • Ulukhaktok (Holman Island)

Posts with one level increase – 10 posts

  • Cambridge Bay (NU)
  • Fort Good Hope
  • Fort McPherson
  • Fort Providence
  • Hay River
  • Lutselk'e (Snowdrift)
  • Nahanni Butte
  • Tsiighetchic (Arctic Red River)
  • Wha ti (Lac La Martre)
  • Yellowknife

Posts with two level increase – 2 posts

  • Fort Liard
  • Norman Wells

Posts with three level increase – 1 post

  • Tulit'a (Fort Norman)

Posts with one level decrease – 2 posts

  • Aklavik
  • Deline (Fort Franklin)

Posts with two level decrease – 2 posts

  • Gjoa Haven (NU)
  • Tuktoyaktuk

These changes will be effective for the Isolated Post 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 four (4) locations which decreased, notification must be provided to employees as 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 NJCIPGHD. An email message is acceptable to provide such notification. 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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