Thinking of employing someone in Canada? As with every other country, certain costs are associated with employing a worker that come on top of the gross salary that you are offering. For Canada, employers make contributions to pension plans, employment insurance and employer health insurance. The exact percentages vary by territory and province.
In Canada, employees pay several taxes, which are deducted from their gross salary by their employers. The income tax is progressive and determined by the salary, while the contributions to the Canada pension plans and employment insurance are determined by the territory where the employee resides.
Use our interactive employment cost calculator to see the total salary costs in Canada outlined in the sections above. You can also get a detailed employee cost breakdown in pdf (like this one but with actual data), which will show the take-home pay that employees will get.
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