Temporary market adjustment

Temporary market adjustments (TMAs) or recruitment and retention adjustments (RRAs) are used as a temporary solution to attract employees to occupations with skill shortages.

If the labour shortage recedes, the Employer may take steps to return positions back to their regular pay structure. Except in cases of temporary appointments and substitution pay, an eligible regular employee in receipt of a TMA will continue to receive the TMA should it be discontinued.

Find rates for specific positions using the Salary Look-up Tool.

Administration guidelines

TMAs and RRAs are considered pensionable earnings. 

Review these guidelines: