Legislative Assembly of Alberta

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In accordance with a decision of the Special Standing Committee on Members' Services on October 5, 1998, components of Member remuneration are to be adjusted on April 1 of each year by the same percentage increase or decrease as in the Average Weekly Earnings for Alberta as reported by Statistics Canada survey of employment payroll and hours for the immediately preceding calendar year.

The table below summarizes the resulting adjustments effective April 1, 2006 based on the Alberta Average Weekly Earnings*. The 5.23% change has been calculated by comparing the average of earnings for January to December, 2004 to the average of earnings for January to December, 2005. (The remuneration figures have been rounded for pay administration purposes.)

MLA Indemnity and Allowance

Indemnities and Allowances

Annual Remuneration

MLA Indemnity


MLA Tax Free Allowance




Additional Indemnity, Office Other Than MLA 

Indemnities and Allowances

Annual Remuneration





Minister with portfolio


Minister without portfolio


Leader of the Official Opposition


Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees


Deputy Chairman of Committees


Leader of a recognized opposition party


Special Members' Allowances

Indemnities and Allowances

Annual Remuneration

Official Opposition House Leader


Third Party House Leader


Chief Government Whip


Assistant Government Whip


Chief Opposition Whip


Assistant Opposition Whip


Third Party Whip


Committee Allowances
(Committees of the Assembly)

Category A Committees:
Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
Standing Committee on Private Bills
Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Standing Committee on Legislative Offices
Special Standing Committee on Members' Services
Select Special Committees established by motion of the Assembly

Category B Committees:
Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing

Indemnities and Allowances


Committee Members' Allowance (Category A and B)
Up to four hours long

Four to eight hours
Longer than eight hours


Committee Chair's Allowance
Committee A (per month)

Committee B (per meeting, in addition to committee members' allowance noted above)
Up to four hours long
Four to eight hours
Longer than eight hours 



* average weekly earnings (SEPH), unadjusted for seasonal variation, by type of employee for selected industries classified using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), monthly (Dollars) (L173684)

2005-2006 MLA Remuneration Report
2004-2005 MLA Remuneration Report
2003-2004 MLA Remuneration Report
2002-2003 MLA Remuneration Report
2001-2002 MLA Remuneration Report
2000-2001 MLA Remuneration Report
1999-2000 MLA Remuneration Report

Alberta MLA Compensation Adjustments (1989 to present)
Member Indemnity and Expense Allowance Comparisons (April 2006) - All Jurisdictions  

Prepared under the Authority of
The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta


Legislative Assembly of Alberta
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