Salary Schedule

The Minimum Salary and Allowances 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 MinistryandEmployment [at] .

For salary schedules for employees of the General Council and Conference offices, please visit Human Resources.

2019 Cost of Living Assignment

The cost-of-living (COL) reassessment, effective January 1, 2019, is now available.  If your pastoral charge has been reassigned to a new COL group, your minister’s minimum salary may need to change.  Please review the 2019 Minimum Salary and Allowances document for more information.

Visit the COL group map to access the cost-of-living groups and either zoom into your area, or search by pastoral charge name/postal code in the search bar.

If you feel your pastoral charge’s assessment should be changed, please e-mail humanresources [at] and provide the name of the pastoral charge, and your name and telephone number. Requests for review will be considered until October 15, 2018.