Northern Allowance & Attraction Bonus

Employment in Fort McMurray and North of the 57th Parallel

Eligible employees working in communities north of the 57th parallel receive a bi-weekly Northern Allowance. Eligible employees working and residing in the Fort McMurray region receive a bi-weekly Fort McMurray allowance.

In addition to these allowances, an Attraction Bonus for new hires, five days of Northern Leave and two trips out of communities north of the 57th parallel are provided through a pilot program.

Employees moving to work in Fort McMurray or communities north of the 57th parallel may be eligible for the Attraction Bonus. The Northern Leave and trips out only apply to employees working in a community north of the 57th parallel.

Northern Allowance and Attraction Bonus

Northern Alberta Programs Map