The Minimum Salary and Reimbursements for Ministry Personnel document is updated annually. Consult the download below for the figures that are relevant to your situation.
- New calls and new appointments, where a manse is not provided, must be administered according to the new compensation model for ministry personnel.
- A Clergy Residence Deduction may be claimed when you file your personal income tax, or you may take steps to reduce the income tax deducted at source. Review your options regarding the Clergy Residence Deduction.
- Employment policies for ministry personnel are governed by The Manual of The United Church of Canada. Questions on human resources matters may be directed to .
For salary schedules for employees of the General Council and regional council offices, please visit Human Resources.
Cost of Living Assignment
The current cost of living (COL) assignments are available by visiting the COL group map. To access the cost of living groups, either zoom in to your area or search by pastoral charge name/postal code in the search bar.
NEW: Effective July 1, 2023 – Revisions to the Regional Cost of Living Group Assignments
These changes will be effective July 1, 2023, and apply to the balance of the year. You can find the revised Cost of Living Group Assignment data in the Downloads.
Salaries for ministry personnel serving in locations where the regional COL group assignment has been adjusted down will maintain their current salary as per the terms of the appointment or call. This includes those whose appointments renew. Ministry personnel serving locations where the COL group has been adjusted up will receive an adjusted salary starting in July 2023, according to the figures in the 2023 Minimum Salary and Reimbursements for Ministry Personnel (rev.).
- Revised COL Group Assignments 2022 (1.53 MB) (PDF)
- 2023 Minimum Salaries and Reimbursements for Ministry Personnel (rev.) (336.75 KB) (PDF)
- Background: United Church COL Measure Revisions 2022 (257.7 KB) (PDF)
- COL 2023 Changes Letter to Treasurers and Administrators (184.58 KB) (PDF)