Sales Tax Rates by Province

There are three types of sales taxes in Canada: PST, GST and HST. See below for an overview of sales tax amounts for each province and territory.

Province Type PST GST HST Total Tax Rate Notes:
Alberta GST   5%   5%  
British Columbia GST + PST 7% 5%   12% More info
Manitoba GST + PST 7% 5%   12% As of July 1, 2019 the PST rate was reduced from 8% to 7%.
New Brunswick HST     15% 15% As of July 1, 2016 the HST rate increased from 13% to 15%.
Newfoundland and Labrador HST     15% 15% As of July 1, 2016 the HST rate increased from 13% to 15%.
Northwest Territories GST   5%   5%  
Nova Scotia HST     15% 15%  
Nunavut GST   5%   5%  
Ontario HST     13% 13%  
Prince Edward Island HST     15% 15%  
Quebec GST + *QST *9.975% 5%   14.975%  
Saskatchewan GST + PST 6% 5%   11%  
Yukon GST   5%   5%  

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Indian Status: Provincial tax exemptions

The Department of Indigenous Services Canada guide will help eliminate confusion over the types of Status cards. RCC has compiled a breakdown of the guide. View RCC breakdown of the ISC guide.

Minimum Wage by Province

RCC tracks updates to provincial minimum wages across the country. Use this page to find both current and expected updates to minimum wages. View minimum wage chart.

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