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FAQs on poll worker payment

The payment inquiry line is currently closed until further notice. Please send your questions by email to: LRP-PIL@elections.ca. Please note that delays might be longer than usual. Thank you for your understanding.

I worked at an advance/election day poll. When will I get paid?

We are committed to making sure election workers are paid in a timely manner. We have sent payments to all election workers for whom we received a timesheet. If you worked at an advance poll or an election day poll and have not been paid or were paid incorrectly, please call Elections Canada's Payment Inquiry Line at 1-800-823-8488.

I still have not been paid. Why?

We apologize to those who are still waiting to be paid and thank them for their patience.

We have sent payments to all election workers for whom we received a timesheet. If you have not yet been paid, we may be missing information that is needed to complete your payment. We ask anyone who has not been paid or who believes they may have been paid incorrectly, to call Elections Canada’s Payment Inquiry Line at 1-800-823-8488.  

Will I get a tax slip for my work?

All eligible federal election workers will be mailed a T4 slip for their work during the 2019 general election. Those who worked in Quebec will also receive a Relevé 1 slip.

Federal election workers who received payment in 2019 will receive their tax slips in February 2020.

Those who received payment on or after January 1, 2020, will receive their tax slips in February 2021.

If a worker received payments in both 2019 and 2020, they will receive tax forms in February 2020 and February 2021, respectively.

According to Canada Revenue Agency rules, polling day workers who worked less than 35 hours, earned less than $500 and did not pay statutory deductions will not get a T4 slip.

I think my pay is incorrect. What should I do?

For any questions about your pay, please call Elections Canada’s Payment Inquiry Line at 1-800-823-8488.

Pay rates for all federal election workers are set by the Federal Election Fees Tariff.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For questions about your pay or when you will receive your tax forms, call Elections Canada’s Payment Inquiry Line at 1-800-823-8488.

For questions about taxes, including how the tax slips issued by Elections Canada affect your tax filings, you may wish to contact Canada Revenue Agency’s individual tax enquiries line at 1-800-959-8281.

Why does my pay stub contain a void cheque image?

All election workers receive a pay stub. There are details about your pay in the top portion of your pay stub and a void cheque image in the bottom portion. If you don't have direct deposit, you will receive your cheque separately.

Cheques are mailed the week before the pay stub is mailed. However, due to mailing delays, some cheques may be delivered after the pay stub.