The restaurant industry is a huge employer in Canada, and the number one source of first-time jobs. More than 30 cents of every dollar spent at a restaurant goes directly to payroll costs – and that means payroll taxes have a much bigger impact on our industry than most others. We work for fairness and accountability when it comes to the payroll taxes paid by our members and their employees.



New Employment Insurance (EI) Contribution Rates Are In (Sept. 24/17)

Get Your 2017 EI Premium Rates (Sep. 16/16)

What to expect from CPP changes (Jun. 27/16)

Restaurants Canada statement on CPP reform announcement (Jun. 27/16)



Alberta Labour Review Update and Next Steps (Apr. 20/17)

Take Part in Alberta Labour Review to Prevent More Cost Increases (Apr. 7/17)

Help Us Prevent More Cost Increases for You, as New Alberta Labour Review Looms (Mar. 24/17)

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Operators Should Expect Higher WCB Rates in 2018 (Oct. 5/17)

Protecting N.B. Restaurateurs from More WCB Rate Increases (May 16/17)

New Brunswick Introduces New Public Holiday (May 5/17)

N.B.’s WCB Rates are Up 75%. Here’s What We’re Doing About It. (Mar 24/17)


A Win for Members! WSIB Premium Rates Drop (Oct. 6/16)

Changes to ORPP – A Mixed Bag (Feb. 23/16)


Quebec Budget Deliver Some Relief on Payroll Taxes (Mar. 21/16)


Saskatchewan WCB Rates Drop In 2017 (Nov. 3/16)

Victory! Saskatchewan WCB to Refund Nearly $3 Million to Restaurateurs (June 24/15)