Consumer Info

How Does The New Carbon Tax Affect Me – The Average Canadian Consumer?

CANADIAN HOUSEHOLDS

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Canadian households contribute roughly
13% of Canada’s total emissions. Most of the emissions come from:

  • Fuels used to heat homes,
  • Power use, and;
  • Fuels used to get around.

Across Canada, there is a price on emissions. Each province may place a levy, or cost, on emissions and where a province hasn’t done so, the Federal government places a levy on emissions in those provinces.

THE CLIMATE ACTION INCENTIVE REBATE

As the backstop levy is collected, ECCC has committed to return a major portion of the levy collected, back to the households where the emissions came from.
Called a Climate Action Incentive Payment, residents may get a direct payment or make a claim in their tax return.

 

THE EMISSION LEVIES WORK DIFFERENTLY DEPENDING ON THE PROVINCE:

Alberta Consumer Carbon Tax Rebate Information
Saskatchewan Consumer Carbon Tax Rebate Information
Manitoba Consumer Carbon Tax Rebate Information
Ontario Consumer Carbon Tax Rebate Information
Territories Consumer Carbon Tax Rebate Information
BC Consumer Carbon Tax Rebate Information

NEW BRUNSWICK

Has their own levy on fuels.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Has their own levy on fuels.

NOVA SCOTIA

Has a cap and trade system.

QUEBEC

Has a cap and trade system.

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Has their own levy on fuels.

Household Calculator

Consumer Carbon Tax Rebate Information - Household Calculator

How to Buy a House Offset

  •  No warranties are expressed here.
  • There are brokers on the web who are selling packages to offset your home footprint. After an examination of several sites, Biological Carbon Canada advises consumer caution and recommends examining who and which registry and verification systems are being used.

BCC makes recommendations on Federal Offset Policy and Alberta Climate Policy