Judges Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. J-1)

Act current to 2016-11-21 and last amended on 2015-02-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia are as follows:

  • (a) the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia, $315,900;

  • (b) the seven other judges of the Court of Appeal, $288,100 each;

  • (c) the Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, $315,900 each; and

  • (d) the 23 other judges of the Supreme Court, $288,100 each.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 14;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1989, c. 8, s. 2;
  • 1992, c. 51, s. 5;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 6;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210.
Marginal note:Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick

 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick and of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick are as follows:

  • (a) the Chief Justice of New Brunswick, $315,900;

  • (b) the five other judges of the Court of Appeal, $288,100 each;

  • (c) the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $315,900; and

  • (d) the 21 other judges of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $288,100 each.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 15;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 41 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 7;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210.
Marginal note:Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba

 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Court of Appeal for Manitoba and of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba are as follows:

  • (a) the Chief Justice of Manitoba, $315,900;

  • (b) the six Judges of Appeal, $288,100 each;

  • (c) the Chief Justice, the Senior Associate Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $315,900 each; and

  • (d) the 31 puisne judges of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $288,100 each.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 16;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 41 (1st Supp.), s. 5, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1989, c. 8, s. 3;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 8;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 1;
  • 2009, c. 19, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210.
Marginal note:Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of British Columbia

 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and of the Supreme Court of British Columbia are as follows:

  • (a) the Chief Justice of British Columbia, $315,900;

  • (b) the 12 Justices of Appeal, $288,100 each;

  • (c) the Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, $315,900 each; and

  • (d) the 81 other judges of the Supreme Court, $288,100 each.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 17;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 41 (1st Supp.), s. 6, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1989, c. 8, s. 4;
  • 1990, c. 16, s. 15;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 9;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210.
Marginal note:Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island

 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Court of Appeal of Prince Edward Island and of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island are as follows :

  • (a) the Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island, $315,900;

  • (b) the two other judges of the Court of Appeal, $288,100 each;

  • (c) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, $315,900; and

  • (d) the three other judges of the Supreme Court, $288,100 each.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 18;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 27 (2nd Supp.), s. 1, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 10;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210;
  • 2015, c. 3, s. 125.
Marginal note:Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan

 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan and of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan are as follows:

  • (a) the Chief Justice of Saskatchewan, $315,900;

  • (b) the six Judges of Appeal, $288,100 each;

  • (c) the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $315,900; and

  • (d) the 29 other judges of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $288,100 each.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 19;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 11;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210.
Marginal note:Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Court of Appeal of Alberta and of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta are as follows:

  • (a) the Chief Justice of Alberta, $315,900;

  • (b) the 10 Justices of Appeal, $288,100 each;

  • (c) the Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $315,900 each; and

  • (d) the 57 other Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $288,100 each.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 20;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 41 (1st Supp.), s. 7, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1989, c. 8, s. 5;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 12;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210;
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 165.
Marginal note:Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador are as follows:

  • (a) the Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador, $315,900;

  • (b) the five Judges of Appeal, $288,100 each;

  • (c) the Chief Justice of the Trial Division, $315,900; and

  • (d) the 18 other judges of the Trial Division, $288,100 each.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 21;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 41 (1st Supp.), s. 8, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 27 (2nd Supp.), s. 2, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1989, c. 8, s. 6;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 13;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210.
Marginal note:Supreme Court of Yukon
  •  (1) The yearly salaries of the judges of the Supreme Court of Yukon are as follows:

    • (a) the senior judge, $315,900; and

    • (b) the other judge, $288,100.

  • Marginal note:Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories

    (2) The yearly salaries of the judges of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories are as follows:

    • (a) the senior judge, $315,900; and

    • (b) the two other judges, $288,100 each.

  • Marginal note:Nunavut Court of Justice

    (2.1) The yearly salaries of the judges of the Nunavut Court of Justice are as follows:

    • (a) the senior judge, $315,900; and

    • (b) the four other judges, $288,100 each.

  • Definition of senior judge

    (3) In this section, senior judge means the judge with the earliest date of appointment to the court in question who has not made an election under subsection 29(1) or 32.1(1) or, in the case of more than one such judge having been appointed on the same day, the judge that the Governor in Council may designate as the senior judge.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 22;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1989, c. 8, s. 7;
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 72;
  • 2001, c. 7, s. 14;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 189;
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 2;
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 170;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 210.
 
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