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Salaries of Canadian Members of Parliament

Base Salary and Extra Compensation for Canadian Members of Parliament


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Updated: 04/02/2014

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
Prime Minister* $163,700 $327,400
Speaker* $  78,300 $242,000
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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