Group Benefits Information on The United Church of Canada’s Employee Assistance Program and group benefits, including contact information. Pension Learn about the benefits, accountability, and initiatives of the United Church pension plan. Compensation for Ministry Personnel Information on compensation for ministry personnel, including compensation model changes, financial assistance, pastoral charge payroll service, and salary and allowances. Ministers’ Salary Schedule and Cost of Living Groups The minimum salary schedule for ministry personnel, updated annually, and the cost-of-living (COL) group assignments. Human Resources Policies pertaining to General Council and Regional Council office staff. Financial Assistance Limited funds are available to provide financial assistance to both lay and order of ministry personnel.