Electronics (EL) 404

Penological Factor Allowance


  1. The Penological Factor Allowance (PFA) is used to provide additional compensation to an incumbent of a position who, by reason of duties being performed in a penitentiary, as defined in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act as amended from time to time, assumes additional responsibilities for the custody of inmates other than those exercised by the Correctional Group.
  2. The payment of the allowance for the penological factor is determined by the designated security level of the penitentiary as determined by Correctional Services Canada. For those institutions with more than one (1) designated security level (i.e. multi-level institutions), the PFA shall be determined by the highest security level of the institution.

Amount of PFA

Penological Factor Allowance
Designated Security level of the Penitentiary
$2,000 $1,000 $600