How to Calculate Your Income Tax in Every Canadian Province for 2024

Income Taxes in Canada

Navigating Canada’s tax landscape can be complex, especially with tax rates and rules varying by province. This updated guide for 2024 provides a detailed overview of calculating your income tax across all Canadian provinces, ensuring you’re equipped with the latest information for your financial planning.

Understanding the Basics of Canadian Income Tax

Canada employs a progressive tax system, where individuals pay increasing rates as their income rises. Income tax is a combination of federal and provincial taxes, with rates differing based on your province of residence. Understanding your taxable income—your gross income after deductions, credits, and exemptions—is the first step in calculating your tax obligations.

2024 Federal Income Tax Rates

The federal government has set the following tax rates for 2024:

  • 15% on taxable income up to $55,867
  • 20.5% on income over $55,867 and up to $111,733
  • 26% on income over $111,733 and up to $173,205
  • 29% on income over $173,205 and up to $246,752
  • 33% on income over $246,752

Provincial and Territorial Tax Rates for 2024

Provincial and territorial tax rates vary, but they are calculated similarly to federal taxes. Here’s a closer look at the rates for selected provinces and territories:


  • 10% up to $148,269
  • Increasing progressively to 15% for income over $355,845

British Columbia

  • Starts at 5.06% up to $47,937
  • Progresses to 20.5% for income over $252,752


  • 5.05% up to $51,446
  • Rises to 13.16% for income over $220,000


Refer to Revenu Québec for specific rates, as Quebec administers its own tax system.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Begins at 8.7% up to $43,198
  • Increases to 21.8% for income over $1,103,478

Prince Edward Island

  • 9.65% up to $32,656
  • Caps at 18.75% for income over $140,000

Nova Scotia

  • 8.79% up to $29,590
  • Up to 21% for income over $150,000

New Brunswick

  • 9.4% up to $49,958
  • Up to 19.5% for income over $185,064


  • 10.8% up to $47,000
  • Up to 17.4% for income over $100,000


  • 10.5% up to $52,057
  • Up to 14.5% for income over $148,734


  • 6.4% up to $55,867
  • Up to 15% for income over $500,000

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

  • Offer lower rates compared to other regions, with Nunavut having the lowest rates, starting at 4% up to $53,268 and capping at 11.5% for income over $173,205.

Using Online Tax Calculators

Online tax calculators are invaluable tools for estimating your income tax across Canada’s provinces and territories. By inputting your gross income, deductions, and credits, you can get a ballpark figure of your tax obligations.

Final Thoughts

With the 2024 tax rates and thresholds in mind, Canadians can better navigate their tax planning and obligations. Whether you’re in a province with progressive rates like Alberta or a territory with lower rates like Nunavut, staying informed is key to effective financial management. Remember, tax rates are subject to change, so always refer to the latest government resources or consult with a tax professional for personalized advice.

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