Amount of job alternation compensation

Job alternation compensation is equal to 70% of the daily allowance that you would receive if unemployed.

The job alternation compensation is based on your regular earned income, which is determined based on the income you earned during a period of at least 52 weeks for full pay periods preceding the leave. In practice, this often means the 12 full calendar months preceding the job alternation leave. Any fringe benefits that you continue to receive during your job alternation leave are not taken into account here. The job alternation compensation does not include child increments or other increments.

For an estimate on your job alternation compensation, use the Allowance calculator.

Taxation of job alternation compensation

The job alternation compensation is taxed the same as earnings-related allowance.