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FAQs on poll worker payment

How much will I get paid for my work?

Pay rates for all federal election workers are set by the Federal Election Fees Tariff.

I worked at an advance/election day poll. When will I get paid?

We are committed to making sure election workers are paid in a timely manner. Nearly all poll staff who worked at advance or election day polls can expect to be paid within six to eight weeks of election day.

Any election worker with questions can reach out to Elections Canada's Payment Inquiry Line at 1-800-823-8488.

I signed up for direct deposit. Will I get paid faster?

Our standard is to pay all election workers within six to eight weeks following election day.

Will I get a tax slip for my work?

All federal election workers will receive a T4 or Releve 1 in February 2020.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Elections Canada has established a special inquiry line at 1-800-823-8488 for anyone with questions about their pay.

Why does my pay stub contain a void cheque image?

All election workers receive a pay stub. There are details about your pay in the top portion of your pay stub and a void cheque image in the bottom portion. If you don't have direct deposit, you will receive your cheque separately.

Cheques are mailed the week before the pay stub is mailed. However, due to mailing delays, some cheques may be delivered after the pay stub.