Policy - Cell Phones



This policy relates to CNBC employees who are provided with a company-owned cell phone as part of their employment package.


Current Cell Phone Plan Information

CNBC has a group plan with Telus that allows for lower monthly rates, sharing of minutes, preferred rates for long distance calls in Canada, unlimited calling, texting, email, internet, plus a reduced cost to purchase the device. The basic monthly cost is approximately $60.00 per month.


Qualified Employees

Those employees who, by nature of their assignment and job description, are often away from the office on business travel or are expected to be available outside of regular office hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm).

Currently the following would be included under this policy:

  • National Ministry Leader
  • Team Leaders
  • Office Manager
  • Field Staff


Taxable Benefit

The CNBC will not consider the employee use of a company-owned cell phone to be a taxable benefit, that is, the office will not include benefit value regarding personal use, if the following conditions are met:

  1. The employee’s use of the cell phone does not exceed the basic monthly charge. If the usage does exceed the basis monthly charge, this may be deemed personal use and the employee will be responsible for the additional charges.
  2. If the employee is outside of the country on business, they must add a roaming package to their plan and the CNBC will cover the additional expense for business purposes.
  3. If the employee is outside of the country on vacation, they must add a roaming package to their plan and will be responsible to pay for this additional service as a personal expense.



Employees are prohibited from receiving or placing calls, text messaging, surfing the internet, receiving or responding to emails, checking for messages or any other such activity on their cell phone while driving.