Have your say on how much MLAs are paid

The base salary for MLAs is $109,991, with several possible bonuses depending on their position.

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NWT residents now have an opportunity to voice their thoughts on how much money MLAs are paid.

The Independent Commission to Review Members Compensation and Benefits, led by former Premier Joe Handley, is asking for feedback on MLA salaries and benefits.

The base salary for a Member of the Legislative Assembly is $109,991. There are bonuses for being premier ($83,656), minister ($57,771), speaker ($47,875), and a range for committee chairs.

Here is a full breakdown of MLA pay and benefits, including expense accounts, housing allowances, and insurance plan among others.

Residents wishing to share their thoughts can contact the commission at info@nwtmlapay.ca, or visit the website.

Residents can also request an in-person meeting in their language by emailing the address above, or calling Corinne Kruse at 867-767-9133 ext. 12005, by April 15. 

Emailed responses not requesting a meeting must be sent in by May 1.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.