Each overseas mission differs. Depending on the type of contract, delegates may be entitled to the following:

  • Competitive pay and benefits package
  • Paid leave: depending on the contract type you may be eligible for paid vacation, paid statutory holidays, rest and relaxation leave in situations where conditions are particularly difficult, and return to Canada visits for extended missions
  • Monthly or per diem allowance while in the field
  • Accommodation in the field
  • Medical/insurance coverage
  • Access to the Canadian Red Cross Employee Assistance Program
  • Pre-deployment training programs
  • Re-imbursement of relevant expenses (e.g. vaccinations, visa’s, travel costs)
  • Opportunities to learn and grow

Please note: This information is provided to give a general overview of the international aid worker compensation and benefits. The employment contract is the definitive source of any legal and administrative interpretation.