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2011 Sales Tax Rates in Canadian Provinces and Territories

The following table shows the general rates of provincial sales taxes or HST for most purchases, and provides links to the provincial (or federal) web sites regarding provincial retail sales taxes.

2011 Rate

Provincial Web Sites

BC 12% HST n/a(3) BC Consumer Taxes PST in BC and BC HST
AB 5% GST n/a  
SK 5% GST 5% Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax
MB 5% GST 7% Manitoba Retail Sales Tax
ON 13% HST n/a(4) Ontario Retail Sales Tax Ontario HST

Ontario HST

QC 5% GST 8.5%(1) Quebec Consumption Taxes - Businesses

Quebec Consumption Taxes - Individuals

NL 13% HST n/a  
NS 15% HST n/a  
NB 13% HST n/a  
PE 5% GST 10%(2)  
NT 5% GST n/a  
NU 5% GST n/a  
YT 5% GST n/a  

(1) The sales tax is applied to the total of the selling price plus the GST.  The 8.5% QST rate is effective January 1, 2011.    The QST will be increased to 9.5% effective January 1, 2012, as per the Quebec 2010 budget.

(2) The sales tax in PE is applied to the total of the selling price plus the GST.

(3) BC still has some sales taxes, such as the tax on designated property (vehicles, boats and aircraft).  See the link above to BC Consumer Taxes for more information.

(4) Ontario still has retail sales tax on insurance and on private sales of used motor vehicles.  See the link to Ontario Retail Sales Tax for more information.

Businesses which sell taxable goods and/or services in each province are required to register as a vendor to collect the provincial retail sales tax where applicable.

Canada Revenue Agency Resources 

Charge and collect the tax - Which rate to charge

Revised: April 22, 2019


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