The National Joint Council Travel Directive provides for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred while travelling on government business.
The directive is co-developed by participating bargaining agents and public service employers. It applies to public service employees, exempt staff and other persons travelling on government business, including training.
Learn more by consulting the Travel Directive on the National Joint Council website. Public Service employees with questions regarding travel claims and reimbursements should contact their Designated Departmental Travel Co-ordinator.
Quick Reference - Appendices
- Appendix A - Guide to Insurance Coverage for Employees on Government Travel
- Appendix B – Kilometric Rates – Modules 1, 2 and 3
- Appendix C - Allowances - Modules 1, 2 and 3 (Canada/USA Meal and Incidental Rates)
- Appendix D – Allowances – Module 4 (International Meal and Incidental Rates)
- Appendix E - Blanket travel authority templates - Module 1 - Travel within headquarters area
Read the latest National Joint Council communiqués from the Government Travel Committee for updates related to travel provisions.
Note: Travel for ministers, members of Parliament, heads of departments and agencies, and executives is governed through a separate Special Travel Authorities policy.
Other Government of Canada Travel Resources
- Shared Travel Services Portal
- 2015 Accommodation and Car Rental Directory – Acquisitions – PWGSC
- Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures
- Directive on Travel Cards and Travellers Cheques
- Public Service Travel Benefit and Emergency Travel Assistance Benefit
Consult the Other Travel Information and Links page for domestic and foreign travel references and publications, as well as travel reports and warnings, information on Canadian airports, maps, weather and more.
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