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Schedules to the Technical Assistance Handbook — August 2017

Important Notice

Please see the April 1, 2009 amendments (PDF Format) to the Technical Assistance Handbook.

This document is revised monthly by Global Affairs Canada’s Technical Assistance Unit.

E-mail: cooperant@international.gc.ca

Introduction

This document contains the most recent updates to the Technical Assistance Handbook.

Chapter 3 - Relocation: shipping and storage

3.3 The list of countries where all household effects must be shipped by air:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Venezuela (from city of assignment only)
  • Zambia

3.5 Long-term storage in Canada

Monthly maximum: C$280

Chapter 7 - Housing

7.1.3 Utility costs

The cooperant's/advisor's monthly share of admissible utility costs: C$250 + 50% of the amount which exceeds C$250

Chapter 8 - Education

The amounts indicated below are effective: August 1, 2017

1. Non-resident school fees for public education in Canada (if necessary)

Elementary and Secondary School: actual cost charged by the appropriate school board.

2. Board, lodging and laundry

Monthly maximum: C$2,820 x 10 months maximum = C$28,200 per school year

3. Residential school in Canada

Maximum education allowance: C$63,650

4. Residential school in Quebec: Weekend board and lodging ceiling

Up to a maximum of C$6,100 per school year

5. List of Admissible School Supplies

An allowance may be set for the following craft supplies only, based on a cost estimate provided by the cooperant/advisor and a letter from the school principal confirming that these items are not supplied by the school: construction paper, color paints, paint brushes, art paper, mural paint, mural paper, textiles used for art, and clay. Parents are responsible for all other school supplies.

6. Midday meal service

The cooperant's/advisor's share of compulsory school-provided meals required to be paid as a compulsory condition of enrolment:  C$2.37 per school day, per child.

Chapter 9

9.2 Post Living Allowance (PLA)

Appendix A - Annual Post Living Allowance

Global Affairs Canada Indexes for persons working under the provisions of the Technical Assistance Handbook

For Global Affairs Canada indexes, please consult the Statistics Canada website.

These Indexes are published by Statistics Canada on the third working day of each month and are calculated to establish and adjust Post Living Allowances.  They are comparative measurements that numerically express the difference between the retail prices of a representative basket of goods and services at a foreign location with prices for a similar basket of goods and services in Ottawa. The index established for the capital city applies to the entire country, except where otherwise stated. The Global Affairs Canada indexes for persons working under the provisions of the Technical Assistance Handbook are directed only to cooperants and advisers governed by the Technical Assistance Handbook. Please contact Global Affairs Canada, SGSS should you have any questions regarding the Index.

9.3 Post Differential Allowance (PDA)

Effective April 1, 2016 in Canadian dollars per annum

Table 2: Post Differential Allowance
Post RatingUnaccompanied Cooperant / AdvisorCooperant/Advisor with one accompanying dependantCooperant/Advisor with two accompanying dependantsCooperant/Advisor with three accompanying dependantsCooperant/Advisor with four or more accompanying dependants
I3,4094,4325,1195,2865,421
II5,1226,6607,6837,9418,196
III6,8208,86610,23310,57310,912
IV10,23313,30215,35115,86316,372
V13,64517,73720,46721,14721,831

Post Rating

Please contact Global Affairs Canada (cooperant@international.gc.ca), if the country/city of the Global Affairs Canada project is not listed
A post rating in bold type denotes a change.

Country / City: AFGHANISTAN, Kabul
Post Rating: V
+ 50% of the Post Differential Allowance as a Risk bonus
(in effect 2009-12-01)
Unaccompanied (no dependents and no visitors)

Country / City: AFGHANISTAN, Kandahar
Post Rating: V
+ 50% of Post Differential Allowance as a risk bonus
(Unaccompanied Post)

Country / City: ALGERIA, Algiers
Post Rating: V
No School age Children (4+ years not permitted)

Country / City: ANGOLA, Luanda
Post Rating: V

Country / City: ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires
Post Rating:
III
(in effect August 1, 2015)

Country / City: BANGLADESH, Dhaka
Post Rating: V
+ 20% (2016-07-01)
No Children (18+ years permitted only)

Country / City: BARBADOS, Bridgetown
Post Rating: II

Country / City: BENIN, Cotonou
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: BOLIVIA, La Paz
Post Rating: IV
No restriction

Country / City: BOLIVIA, Santa Cruz
Post Rating: III**

Country / City: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, Sarajevo
Post Rating: III

Country / City: BOTSWANA, Gaborone
Post Rating: II

Country / City: BRAZIL, Brasilia
Post Rating: III
(effective 2013-12-01)

Country / City: BRAZIL, Rio Branco
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro
Post Rating: III

Country / City: BRAZIL, Sao Paulo
Post Rating: III

Country / City: BULGARIA, Sofia
Post Rating: III

Country / City: BURKINA FASO, Ouagadougou
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: BURMA, Yangon
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: CAMEROON, Douala
Post Rating: V

Country / City: CAMEROON, Yaoundé
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Bangui
Post Rating: V**

Country / City: CHAD, N'Djamena
Post Rating: V

Country / City: CHILE, Santiago
Post Rating: II

Country / City: CHILI, Valparaíso
Post Rating: I
(effective 2013-11-01)

Country / City: CHINA, Beijing
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: CHINA, Chongqing
Post Rating: V
(in effect 2010-04-01)

Country / City: CHINA, Guangzhou
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: CHINA, Hohhot
Post Rating: V

Country / City: CHINA, Hong-Kong
Post Rating: I
(in effect 2010-04-01)

Country / City: CHINA, Lanzhou
Post Rating: V

Country / City: CHINA, Lhasa
Post Rating: V

Country / City: CHINA, Shanghai
Post Rating: III
(in effect 2013-06-01)

Country / City: CHINA, Other
Post Rating: V

Country / City: COLOMBIA, Bogotá
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: COSTA RICA, San José
Post Rating: II
(in effect 2011-11-01)

Country / City: CÔTE D'IVOIRE, Abidjan
Post Rating: V*
No restriction

Country / City: CUBA, Havana
Post Rating: III
(in effect 2011-11-01)

Country / City: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Kinshasa
Post Rating: V
No restriction

Country / City: DOMINICA, Roseau
Post Rating: IV*

Country / City: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santo Domingo
Post Rating: IV
(in effect 2011-12-01)

Country / City: ECUADOR, Quito
Post Rating: III

Country / City: EGYPT, Cairo
Post Rating: V
(in effect October 1, 2015)

Country / City: EGYPT, Kafr El-Sheikh
Post Rating: III**

Country / City: EL SALVADOR, San Salvador
Post Rating: III

Country / City: ERITREA, Asmara
Post Rating: IV**

Country / City: ETHIOPIA, Addis Ababa
Post Rating:
V
(in effect August 1, 2015)

Country / City: FIJI, Suva
Post Rating: I**

Country / City: GABON, Libreville
Post Rating: III

Country / City: GEORGIA, Tbilisi
Post Rating: V*

Country / City: GHANA, Accra
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: GHANA, Tamale
Post Rating: V**

Country / City: GRENADA, St. George's
Post Rating: II**

Country / City: GUATEMALA, Guatemala
Post Rating: V
(in effect 2011-03-01)
No Teenagers (13+ years not permitted)

Country / City: GUINEA, Conakry
Post Rating: V

Country / City: GUYANA, Georgetown
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: HAITI, Jacmel
Post Rating: V
No School Age Children City of Assignment
(in effect 1 July 2010)

Country / City: HAITI, Leogane
Post Rating: V
No School Age Children City of Assignment
(in effect 1 July 2010)

Country / City: HAITI, Port-au-Prince
Post Rating: V
(in effect 1 July 2010)
No Teenagers (13+ years not permitted)

Country / City: HONDURAS, Tegucigalpa
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: HUNGARY, Budapest
Post Rating: I
(in effect 2012-04-01)

Country / City: INDIA, Bangalore
Post Rating: IV
(in effect 2013-02-01)

Country / City: INDIA, Chandigarh
Post Rating: V
(in effect 2012-06-01)

Country / City: INDIA, Chennai
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: INDIA, Mumbai
Post Rating: IV
(in effect 2012-06-01)

Country / City: INDIA, New Delhi
Post Rating: V

Country / City: INDIA, Wellington
Post Rating: III
(in effect 2013-09-01)

Country / City: INDONESIA, Jakarta
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: INDONESIA, Other
Post Rating: V**

Country / City: IRAN, Tehran
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: IRAQ, Baghdad
Post Rating: V
+ 40% of basic level PDA V as a risk bonus
(in effect 2014-04-01)
Unaccompanied (no dependents and no visitors)

Country / City: IRAQ, Erbil
Post Rating: V
(in effect August 1, 2015)

Country / City: ISRAEL, Jerusalem
Post Rating: III*

Country / City: ISRAEL, Tel-Aviv
Post Rating: III

Country / City: JAMAICA, Kingston
Post Rating: IV
(in effect 2011-12-01)

Country / City: JORDAN, Amman
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: KAZAKHSTAN, Astana
Post Rating: IV
(in effect 2012-01-01)

Country / City: KENYA, Nairobi
Post Rating: IV
No restrictions

Country / City: KOSOVO, Pristina
Post Rating: V

Country / City: KUWAIT, Kuwait City
Post Rating: III
(in effect 2011-04-01)

Country / City: LAOS, Vientiane
Post Rating: IV
(in effect July 1, 2015)

Country / City: LATVIA, Riga
Post Rating: 0

Country / City: LESOTHO, Maseru
Post Rating: II

Country / City: LEBANON, Beirut
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: LIBERIA, Monrovia
Post Rating: V

Country / City: LIBYA, Tripoli
Post Rating: V
(in effect 1 April 2013)
+ 25% of basic level PDA V
(in effect 2014-09-01)
Unaccompanied (no dependents and no visitors)

Country / City: LITHUANIA, Vilnius
Post Rating: 0

Country / City: MADAGASCAR, Antananarivo
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur
Post Rating: II

Country / City: MALAYSIA, Port Dickson
Post Rating:
III
(in effect 1 July 2014)

Country / City: MALAWI, Lilongwe
Post Rating: IV*

Country / City: MALI, Bamako
Post Rating: V
+ 10% of PDA as a risk bonus
(in effect 2017-06-01)
No Children (18+ years permitted only)

Country / City: MAURITANIA, Nouakchott
Post Rating: V**

Country / City: MEXICO, Guadalajara
Post Rating:
III
(in effect 1 December 2014)

Country / City: MEXICO, Mexico City
Post Rating: III

Country / City: MEXICO, Monterrey
Post Rating:
III
(in effect 1 December 2014)
No Children (18+ years permitted only)

Country / City: MONGOLIA, Ulaanbaatar
Post Rating: IV
(in effect 2012-11-01)

Country / City: MOROCCO, Rabat
Post Rating: III

Country / City: MOZAMBIQUE, Maputo
Post Rating: V
(in effect 2014-08-01)

Country / City: NAMIBIA, Windhoek
Post Rating: I

Country / City: NEPAL, Kathmandu
Post Rating: V

Country / City: NICARAGUA, Managua
Post Rating: III

Country / City: NIGER, Niamey
Post Rating: V

Country / City: NIGERIA, Abuja
Post Rating: V

Country / City: NIGERIA, Bauchi
Post Rating: V

Country / City: NIGERIA, Calabar
Post Rating: V

Country / City: NIGERIA, Lagos
Post Rating: V

Country / City: PAKISTAN, Islamabad
Post Rating: V
No Children (18+ years permitted only)

Country / City: PAKISTAN, Lahore
Post Rating: V**

Country / City: PAKISTAN, Quetta
Post Rating: V
+ 40% of Post Differential Allowance as a risk bonus
(in effect 2009-02-02)
No restriction

Country / City: PANAMA, Panama City
Post Rating: II

Country / City: PARAGUAY, Asuncion
Post Rating: III

Country / City: PERU, Lima
Post Rating: III
(in effect 2011-06-01)

Country / City: PHILIPPINES, Davao
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: PHILIPPINES, Manila
Post Rating: III

Country / City: QATAR, Doha
Post Rating: III

Country / City: ROMANIA, Bucharest
Post Rating: II

Country / City: RWANDA, Kigali
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: ST. LUCIA, Castries
Post Rating: II

Country / City: SENEGAL, Dakar
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: SERBIA, Belgrade
Post Rating: III
(in effect 2012-11-01)

Country / City: SIERRA LEONE, Freetown
Post Rating: V provisional

Country / City: SINGAPORE, Singapore
Post Rating: 0

Country / City: SOMALIA, Mogadishu
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: SOUTH AFRICA, Durban
Post Rating: II provisional
(in effect 2009.03.11)

Country / City: SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg
Post Rating: III

Country / City: SOUTH AFRICA, Pretoria
Post Rating: III

Country / City: SOUTH KOREA, Seoul
Post Rating: I
(in effect 2012-06-01)

Country / City: SRI LANKA, Colombo
Post Rating: III

Country / City: SUDAN, Juba
Post Rating: V
Unaccompanied (no dependents and no visitors)
+ 25% (in effect 2014-06-08)

Country / City: SUDAN, Khartoum
Post Rating: V
(Adults Mission Only)

Country / City: SYRIA, Damascus
Post Rating: IV
(in effect 1 July 2010)
and temporary V
(2011-03-23)

Country / City: TAIWAN, Taipei
Post Rating: II
(in effect 2013-06-01)

Country / City: TAJIKISTAN, Dushanbe
Post Rating: V*

Country / City: TANZANIA, Dar-es- Salaam
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: TANZANIA, Katesh
Post Rating: V

Country / City: THAILAND, Bangkok
Post Rating: II

Country / City: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, Port of Spain
Post Rating: III
(in effect 2011-07-01)

Country / City: TUNISIA, Tunis
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: TURKEY, Ankara
Post Rating: III

Country / City: TURKEY, Istanbul
Post Rating: III
(in effect 1 May 2012)

Country / City: UGANDA, Kampala
Post Rating: V**

Country / City: UKRAINE, Kiev
Post Rating: II

Country / City: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Abu Dhabi
Post Rating: I
(in effect 1 November 2014)

Country / City: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Dubai
Post Rating: I
(in effect 1 November 2014)

Country / City: URUGUAY, Montevideo
Post Rating: III
(in effect 2012-01-01)

Country / City: VIETNAM, Hanoi
Post Rating: III

Country / City: VENEZUELA, Caracas
Post Rating: V
(in effect 1 June 2014)
No School age Children (4+ years not permitted)

Country / City: WEST BANK, Ramallah
Post Rating: IV
(effective 2014-05-01)

Country / City: ZAMBIA, Lusaka
Post Rating: IV

Country / City: ZIMBABWE, Harare
Post Rating: III

* Provisional rating
** Based on the U.S. State Department

9.4 Overseas service premium (OSP)

Effective April 1, 2016 in Canadian dollars per annum.

Table 3: Overseas service premium
Level of serviceUnaccompanied Cooperant/AdvisorCooperant/Advisor with one accompanying dependantCooperant/Advisor with two accompanying dependantsCooperant/Advisor with three accompanying dependantsCooperant/Advisor with four or more accompanying dependants
1
(0-24 months)
6,9759,76511,71612,30312,916
2
(25+ months)
10,46114,64617,57418,45319,377

Chapter 10- Short-term relocation

Chapter 10.2.2(d) - Commuting assistance: in effect January 1, 2017

The cooperant's/advisor's share of monthly commuting costs is C$113.75 per month or C$6.80 for one round trip per work day.