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.



Changes to Secondary EI Benefits Start on December 3 (Nov. 19/17)

WITB Enhancement Applauded by Restaurants Canada (Oct. 24/17)

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


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)

British Columbia

Restaurants Canada Joins Forces with Industry Associations to Address B.C. Health Payroll Tax (April 1/18)

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Takes Steps to Assist Restaurants by Reducing Small Business Taxes and Allowing Pooled Pensions (Dec. 3/17)

Help for Workers Compensation Cases and Appeals in New Brunswick (Nov. 19/17)

New Brunswick Operators Brace for More WCB Rate Increases (Nov. 5/17)

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 Finance Minister Modifies Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) (Dec. 3/17)


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