Salary Adjustments

As part of the new agreement are general wage increases for employees:

  • April 1, 2022 – an additional $0.25 per hour, plus a 3.24% increase
  • April 1, 2023 – a 5.5% increase and up to 1.25% cost of living adjustment (COLA)
  • April 1, 2024 – a guaranteed 2% increase and up to 1% COLA

Shift Premiums

For non-community health workers, afternoon shift premiums ($0.25/hour of afternoon shift hours worked) are effective April 1, 2023. For community health workers, the afternoon shift premium is in development, and retroactive payment will commence once implemented.

Weekend shift premiums ($0.50/hour of weekend shift worked) have been implemented. The new on-call rate of $3.40 came into effect on April 1, 2023.

  Non-community Community
Afternoon shift premium $0.25 per hour in development
Weekend shift premium $0.50 per hour $0.50 per hour
On-call premium $3.40 per hour $3.40 per hour


Increased vacation time and enhanced vehicle allowance

Vacation entitlement

Employees earn one additional day of vacation each year

  • 1 – 4 years of service – from 15 to 16 days
  • 5 years of service – from 19 to 20 days
  • 6-9 years of service – from 20 to 21 days

Accrual begins on July 1, 2023. CSA members may also now hold back 5 days of vacation in the planning process.

Vehicle Allowance 

CRA Rates for 2023:

  • $0.68 per kilometre for the first 5,000 kilometres driven
  • $0.62 per kilometre driven after that

Per-kilometre allowance will be tied to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Statutory Holidays

In recognition of the thirteenth statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, stat pay in lieu for regular part-time and casual employees will be increased.

We will continue to provide updates as we work on implementing other provisions of the new collective agreement.

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