Election Employment Facts
The next municipal election is Monday, October 24, 2022. All employment information listed here pertains to the 2018 municipal election and is for reference only.
- Your election pay cheque will be mailed to the address listed on your appointment notice – target date is approximately 4 weeks after Election Day.
- Election pay is subject to statutory deductions
Canada Revenue Agency states, if a person is employed by a municipality in connection with a referendum or election to public office, deductions may be withheld from the remuneration paid. Because of this stipulation, you must provide your Social Insurance Number prior to being assigned a position.
If you work less than 35 hours as an election worker in the same calendar year for Toronto Elections, you will not have CPP and EI deducted from your payment. Please note, your income is subject to income tax no matter how many hours you work. If you worked more than 35 hours and/or earned more than $500, you will receive a T-4 Slip.
All staff are required to acknowledge the following declaration:
I have not and will not engage in political activity in the 2018 Election including:
- Supporting or opposing a candidate before or during an election
- Seeking nomination or being a candidate or registered third party advertiser in the election
- Canvassing or campaigning on a Toronto municipal referendum question
I am not a family member of an individual seeking nomination or being a candidate in the 2018 Election, and
The information provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.