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Federal Elections Fees Tariff (SOR/2021-22)

Regulations are current to 2022-08-08 and last amended on 2021-03-01. Previous Versions

PART 2Rates Payable to Election Workers (continued)

Other Payments (continued)

Marginal note:Overtime pay

  •  (1) An election worker – other than a person appointed by a returning officer under section 61 of the Act – who is required to work more than eight hours in one day is entitled to be paid at a rate of one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for each hour worked in excess of eight hours in one day.

  • Marginal note:Overtime pay — staff

    (2) A person appointed by a returning officer under section 61 of the Act who is required to work more than 40 hours in one week in one position is entitled to be paid at a rate of one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours in one week in that position.

Marginal note:Extra pay on designated holiday

 Despite section 32, an election worker who is required to work on a designated holiday is entitled to be paid at a rate of one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for each hour worked on the designated holiday.

Marginal note:Training and other sessions

 An election worker or a person seeking an appointment to an election worker position who attends a training session or other session on electoral or related matters is entitled to be paid, for each hour of attendance at the session, at the hourly rate set out in column 2 of Table 2 of the schedule that corresponds to the level of the position set out in column 1 of that Table for which they are being trained or to which they have been appointed.

PART 3Other Allowances and Expenses Payable

Travel and Living Expenses

Marginal note:Travel and living expenses

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), an election administrator and an election worker are entitled to be paid for the following travel and living expenses incurred while exercising their duties and, in the case of an election administrator, to attend training sessions and other sessions on electoral or related matters:

    • (a) in the case of travel by means of a private motor vehicle, the allowances established by the Travel Directive;

    • (b) in the case of travel by means other than a private motor vehicle, a reimbursement of the actual and reasonable expenses that were incurred, as supported by receipts and proof of travel;

    • (c) for overnight accommodations, a reimbursement of the actual and reasonable expenses that were incurred, as supported by receipts and proof of stay; and

    • (d) for meals, the allowances established by the Travel Directive.

  • Marginal note:Most appropriate mode of transportation

    (2) When required to travel, an election administrator or an election worker must select the most appropriate mode of transportation based on cost, duration, convenience, safety and practicality and any instructions of the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) An election administrator and an election worker are not entitled to be paid for travel and living expenses for travelling between their home and the location where they are expected to report for work, as identified by the returning officer in accordance with the instructions of the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • Marginal note:Excess mileage — training

    (4) An election officer or a person undergoing training for an election officer position who is required to travel more than 32 km, return trip, from their home to attend a training session is entitled to be paid, for any travel in excess of 32 km, an allowance equal to the applicable kilometric rate established in Appendix B of the Travel Directive.

Marginal note:Travel Directive

  •  (1) The allowances for travel and living expenses referred to in section 35 are based on the rates and allowances set out in the Travel Directive that are in effect

    • (a) if the travel or living expenses are incurred during an election period, on the day on which the writ for the election is issued for an electoral district; and

    • (b) in all other cases, on the day on which the travel or living expenses are incurred.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) The Travel Directive only applies to the extent that it is mentioned in this Tariff.

Other Allowances

Marginal note:Storing of election materials

 An additional assistant returning officer is entitled to be paid, for the storing of election materials at their own residence before the writ for an election is issued and for expenses in connection with that storage, the allowance set out in item 1, column 2, of Table 3 of the schedule.

Marginal note:Use of personal telephone

 An election worker who is authorized in writing by the returning officer, in accordance with the instructions of the Chief Electoral Officer, to use their personal telephone for electoral purposes is entitled to be paid the allowance set out in item 2, column 2, of Table 3 of the schedule.

Marginal note:Use of modem and Internet connection

 A returning officer and a field liaison officer are entitled to be paid the allowance set out in item 3, column 2, of Table 3 of the schedule for the use of their personal modem and Internet connection in carrying out their duties.

PART 4General Provisions

Annual Inflation Adjustment

Marginal note:Annual inflation adjustment

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the amounts set out in Tables 1 and 2 of the schedule are adjusted and apply as follows:

    • (a) for 2021, on the day on which this Tariff comes into force, by multiplying each amount by the annual inflation adjustment factor set out in subsection (2) and the resulting amounts, rounded to the nearest cent, apply during the calendar year beginning on that date and ending on January 30, 2022; and

    • (b) beginning in 2022, annually, on January 31, by multiplying each amount by the annual inflation adjustment factor set out in subsection (2) and the resulting amounts, rounded to the nearest cent, apply during the calendar year beginning on that date and ending on January 30 of the following year.

  • Marginal note:Calculation of annual inflation adjustment factor

    (2) The annual inflation adjustment factor is determined by the formula

    A/B

    where

    A
    is the annual average Consumer Price Index, as published by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act, for the calendar year preceding the adjustment date, calculated on the basis of 2002 being equal to 100; and
    B
    is 136.0, which is the annual average Consumer Price Index, as published by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act, for 2019, calculated on the basis of 2002 being equal to 100.
  • Marginal note:Maximum adjustment

    (3) The maximum adjustment that may be effected by the application of the annual inflation adjustment factor in any given calendar year is three percent.

  • Marginal note:No adjustment

    (4) If, in any given calendar year, the annual inflation adjustment factor is below zero, no adjustment will be effected in that year.

Hourly Rate

Marginal note:Minimum hourly rate

  •  (1) If an hourly rate set out in column 2 of Table 2 of the schedule is lower than the highest minimum hourly rate that applies in a province, other than a territory, the highest provincial hourly rate applies.

  • Marginal note:Applicable rate

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), only provincial minimum hourly rates that are generally applicable regardless of occupation, status or work experience are to be considered.

  • Marginal note:Adjustment of hourly rates

    (3) If an hourly rate set out in column 2 of Table 2 of the schedule must be adjusted under subsection (1), all the other hourly rates set out in that Table must be adjusted proportionately to ensure that relativity is maintained between the hourly rates of that Table.

  • Marginal note:Change to hourly rate during election period

    (4) Despite subsection (1), any change to the hourly rate that occurs during an election period will not come into effect for that election period.

Accountable Advances

Marginal note:Office and incidental expenses

 The Chief Electoral Officer may make accountable advances to returning officers and to additional assistant returning officers to defray office and other incidental expenses in an amount that does not exceed $2,000 per advance and per officer.

Repeal

 The Federal Elections Fees TariffFootnote 1 is repealed.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:March 1, 2021

  •  (1) This Tariff comes into force on March 1, 2021, but if it is registered after that day, it comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

  • Marginal note:Election period

    (2) If the day on which this Tariff comes into force in subsection (1) falls during an election period, the Tariff comes into force 30 days after the day on which the election period ends.

 
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