Provincial budgets bring changes for payroll

Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Yukon to see biggest alterations
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2015

It is budget season and provinces and territories across Canada are tabling annual financial plans. In some jurisdictions, the budgets include proposals that will mean changes for payroll departments to implement this year or in coming years. Here is a look at some recent budget announcements:

Alberta:

Shortly before the Alberta government announced a May 5 provincial election, Finance Minister Robin Campbell tabled the province’s 2015-16 budget. The Mar. 26 budget included a plan to introduce a new health-care contribution levy that Campbell said would be paid through the income tax system and administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) through source deductions. If the government wins the
election, it proposes to implement the health levy on Jul. 1.