Retro pay and economic increase schedule announced for members at CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided PSAC with a payment schedule for the implementation of monetary provisions in the recently signed collective agreement.


Economic increase and adjustments pay cheque date

Retroactive pay cheque date

$500 lump sum (for late implementation) pay cheque date

$250 lump sum payment (EG-02, EG-03, or EG-05 in slaughter facility)

Members outside FI group

March 17

April 14

June 9


April 28

Members in FI group

March 17

April 14 for retro between Jan 1, 2019 and Dec 31, 2020

TBC for retro between Jan 1, 2021 and Feb 17 (requires manual processing)

June 9


This schedule is tentative and CFIA may still make changes. Note that Phoenix damages payments will be made on March 3.

Please keep your contact information up to date via the member portal to continue receiving information about the implementation of collective agreements and the Phoenix settlement.

Help us prepare for the next round of talks

PSAC is getting ready for the next round of bargaining with CFIA. As a first step in this process, we need to hear from you. What would you like to see in your next collective agreement? Improved working conditions? Better work-life balance? More support for mental health? This is your opportunity to share your ideas with us. Your participation is crucial to our strength as a union.


February 19, 2021