Ministers’ Salary Schedule and Cost of Living Groups

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.

Cost of Living Assignment

The cost-of-living (COL) reassessment is now available. 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.