Salaries of Canadian Members of Parliament 2014-15
The salaries of Canadian members of parliament (MPs) are adjusted on April 1 each year. Increases to the salaries of members of parliament are based on an index of base-wage increases from major settlements of private-sector bargaining units maintained by the Labour Program in the federal Department of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
For 2014-15 the salaries of members of parliament have been increased by 2.2 percent. The bonuses members of parliament receive for extra duties, for example being a Cabinet minister or chairing a standing committee, have also been increased.
Base Salary of Members of Parliament
All members of parliament now make a basic salary of $163,700, up from $160,200.
Extra Compensation for Additional Responsibilities
MPs who have extra responsibilities, such as the Prime Minister, Speaker, Leader of the Opposition, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Leaders of other parties, parliamentary secretaries, party house leaders, caucus chairs, and chairs of House of Commons committees, receive additional compensation as follows.
|Title||Additional Salary||Total Salary|
|Member of Parliament||$163,700|
|Leader of the Opposition*||$ 78,300||$242,000|
|Cabinet Minister*||$ 78,300||$242,000|
|Minister of State||$ 58,700||$222,400|
|Leaders of Other Parties||$ 55,600||$219,300|
|Government Whip||$ 29,400||$193,100|
|Opposition Whip||$ 29,400||$193,100|
|Other Party Whips||$ 11,500||$175,200|
|Parliamentary Secretaries||$ 16,300||$180,000|
|Chair of Standing Committee||$ 11,500||$175,200|
|Caucus Chair - Government||$ 11,500||$175,200|
|Caucus Chair - Official Opposition||$ 11,500||$175,200|
|Caucus Chairs - Other Parties||$ 5,800||$169,500|
|*The Prime Minister, Speaker of the House of Commons, Leader of the Opposition and Cabinet Ministers also get a car allowance.|
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