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Tax Rates  -> Tax comparisons by province -> 2021 Comparisons of Taxes on Employment Income

2021 Tax Comparisons Employment Income

Combined Federal/Provincial Income Taxes Payable (Refundable) on Employment Income by Province/Territory

Taxes are net of Canada Workers Benefit (CWB, formerly WITB), and any low income tax reductions.  The 2021 CWB is based on Budget 2021 enhanced CWB.  However, the amounts for AB, NU and QC depend on provincial reconfiguration agreements, which have not yet been finalized.  For these CWB amounts for 2021, we have used the 2020 amounts increased for inflation, since their changes are unknown at this time.

CPP/QPP contributions and EI premiums are included in taxes.

Negative amounts are refundable taxes paid to the taxpayer.

The Climate Action Incentive (CAI) is not included.

QC total tax is net of the refundable federal tax abatement.

QC provincial tax includes progressive health contribution and prescription drug premiums (for both spouses in married person case).

ON provincial tax includes Ontario Health Premium.

Taxes reflect 2021 income tax rates as known at July 220, 2021.

You can check the results for any amount of employment income by using our detailed Canadian Tax and RRSP Savings Calculator or our Quebec Tax and RRSP Savings Calculator.

2021 Taxes on Employment Income for a Single Person

At the $10,000 taxable income level, refund of $883 reflects the federal refundable CWB of $1,395, less CPP contributions of $354.25, and less EI premiums of $158.  Refundable amounts in excess of $883 reflect provincial refundable amounts (BC, MB, NT, QC), or higher CWB.  At $10,000 of employment income, NU has a much lower CWB than other provinces, but their actual 2021 CWB won't be known until later this year.

Employment
Income
2021 Taxes for a Single Person
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
10,000 (984) (958) (978) (883) (883) (883) (1,233) (87) (883) (883) (2,423) (883) (883)
20,000 1,037 378 1,304 529 378 966 176 372 378 886 1,200 647 616
30,000 4,742 4,195 5,474 4,838 5,128 5,016 3,736 2,962 3,833 5,237 6,159 4,759 4,347
40,000 7,769 7,300 9,051 8,464 8,491 8,953 6,615 5,630 7,757 8,915 9,709 8,189 7,396
50,000 10,838 10,109 12,388 11,823 12,016 12,574 9,327 8,411 10,705 12,363 13,603 11,386 10,149
60,000 14,368 13,441 16,187 15,836 16,002 16,667 12,643 11,480 14,180 16,273 17,975 15,162 13,602
80,000 20,533 19,150 23,218 22,965 23,114 24,247 18,468 16,744 20,329 23,654 25,624 21,827 19,570
100,000 26,725 25,361 30,890 30,326 30,466 31,827 24,773 22,460 27,084 31,186 33,675 28,519 25,593
175,000 55,522 56,529 64,196 63,699 63,152 66,072 54,740 50,034 60,782 65,181 70,252 59,033 54,487
600,000 256,231 280,602 276,859 288,688 279,484 294,036 253,166 237,622 286,190 281,967 298,530 259,371 249,851

Average Tax Rate (total taxes payable divided by total employment income)

Employment
Income
2021 Average Tax Rates for a Single Person
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
10,000 -9.9% -9.6% -9.8% -8.9% -8.9% -8.9% -12.4% -0.9% -8.9% -8.9% -24.0% -8.9% -8.9%
20,000 5.2% 1.9% 6.5% 2.7% 1.9% 4.9% 0.9% 1.9% 1.9% 4.4% 5.9% 3.2% 3.1%
30,000 15.9% 14.0% 18.3% 16.2% 17.2% 16.8% 12.5% 9.9% 12.8% 17.5% 20.4% 15.9% 14.6%
40,000 19.5% 18.3% 22.7% 21.3% 21.3% 22.5% 16.6% 14.1% 19.5% 22.4% 24.1% 20.6% 18.6%
50,000 21.8% 20.3% 24.9% 23.8% 24.1% 25.3% 18.7% 16.9% 21.5% 24.8% 27.0% 22.9% 20.4%
60,000 24.1% 22.5% 27.1% 26.5% 26.8% 27.9% 21.2% 19.2% 23.7% 27.3% 29.7% 25.4% 22.8%
80,000 25.8% 24.0% 29.1% 28.8% 29.0% 30.4% 23.2% 21.0% 25.5% 29.7% 31.7% 27.4% 24.6%
100,000 26.8% 25.4% 31.0% 30.4% 30.6% 31.9% 24.8% 22.5% 27.2% 31.3% 33.3% 27.3% 25.7%
175,000 31.8% 32.4% 36.7% 36.5% 36.1% 37.8% 31.3% 28.6% 34.8% 37.3% 39.7% 33.0% 31.2%
600,000 42.7% 46.8% 46.2% 48.1% 46.6% 49.0% 42.2% 39.6% 47.7% 47.0% 49.1% 43.0% 41.7%

The above rates are average tax rates, not marginal tax rates.

For marginal tax rate tables for all provinces, see the Marginal Tax Rates page.

2021 Taxes for Single Income Family, 2 Children Over 6 and Under 17 Years of Age

At the $10,000 taxable income level, refund of $1,378 reflects the federal refundable CWB of $1,890, less CPP contributions of $354.25, and less EI premiums of $158.  Refundable amounts in excess of $1,378 reflect provincial refundable amounts (BC, MB, NT, NU, QC).  NU has a much lower CWB at $10,000, and the AB CWB is slightly lower than others.  QC has lower CWB but this is more than offset by the QC tax credit respecting the work premium.  However, the 2021 rates for CWB for AB, NU and QC won't be known until later in the year, and may be much higher than the 2020 CWB increased for inflation, which we are currently using in the calculator.

Employment
Income
2021 Taxes for a Single Income Family With 2 Children
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
10,000 (1,008) (1,528) (1,720) (1,378) (1,378) (1,378) (2,078) (247) (1,378) (1,378) (1,986) (1,378) (1,378)
20,000 (850) (1,299) (1,431) (1,188) (1,188) (1,188) (1,888) (829) (1,188) (1,188) (3,493) (1,188) (1,188)
30,000 1,047 270 149 69 69 401 (631) (323) 369 161 (52) 69 69
40,000 3,897 4,392 4,939 4,509 4,834 5,594 3,247 2,430 3,990 5,354 4,302 3,540 4,085
50,000 6,830 7,558 8,773 8,498 9,267 9,624 6,356 5,629 7,340 9,418 10,038 6,319 7,194
60,000 10,360 10,890 12,669 12,810 13,253 13,769 9,672 8,750 11,642 13,328 14,566 10,095 10,647
80,000 16,525 16,599 19,895 20,051 20,365 21,430 15,498 14,014 17,791 20,709 22,214 16,759 16,615
100,000 22,717 22,810 27,761 27,412 27,717 29,011 21,803 19,730 24,285 28,241 30,266 23,451 22,638
175,000 51,588 54,052 61,211 60,858 60,476 63,329 51,843 47,377 58,056 62,222 66,910 54,039 51,636
600,000 252,431 278,260 274,009 285,981 276,942 291,427 250,403 235,100 283,599 279,142 295,294 254,512 247,193

Average Tax Rate (total taxes payable divided by total employment income)

Employment
Income
2021 Average Tax Rates for a Single Income Family With 2 Children
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
10,000 -10.1% -15.3% -17.3% -13.8% -13.8% -13.8% -20.8% -2.5% -13.8% -13.8% -19.7% -13.8% -13.8%
20,000 -4.3% -6.5% -7.2% -6.0% -6.0% -6.0% -9.5% -4.2% -6.0% -6.0% -17.3% -6.0% -6.0%
30,000 3.5% 0.9% 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% 1.3% -2.1% -1.1% 1.2% 0.5% -0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
40,000 9.8% 11.0% 12.4% 11.3% 12.1% 14.0% 8.2% 6.1% 10.0% 13.4% 10.7% 8.9% 10.3%
50,000 13.7% 15.2% 17.6% 17.1% 18.6% 19.3% 12.8% 11.3% 14.7% 18.9% 19.9% 12.7% 14.5%
60,000 1.3% 18.2% 21.2% 21.5% 22.2% 23.1% 16.2% 14.7% 19.5% 22.3% 24.1% 16.9% 17.8%
80,000 20.7% 20.8% 25.0% 25.2% 25.5% 26.9% 19.4% 17.6% 22.3% 26.0% 27.5% 21.0% 20.8%
100,000 22.8% 22.9% 27.8% 27.5% 27.8% 29.1% 21.9% 19.8% 24.4% 28.3% 30.0% 23.5% 22.7%
175,000 29.5% 30.9% 35.0% 34.8% 34.6% 36.2% 29.7% 27.1% 33.2% 35.6% 37.8% 30.9% 29.6%
600,000 42.1% 46.4% 45.7% 47.7% 46.2% 48.6% 41.8% 39.2% 47.3% 46.5% 48.6% 42.4% 41.2%

The above rates are average tax rates, not marginal tax rates.

For marginal tax rate tables for all provinces, see the Marginal Tax Rates page.

Revised: July 20, 2021

 

 

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