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Pushing back against property tax hikes in 2018!

We are concerned many Saskatchewan municipalities may increase property taxes again in 2018. Help us tell municipal leaders to further contain costs and avoid another property tax hike!

Did you know?

  • On average, business owners in Saskatchewan pay 2 to 3 times more property taxes than residential property owners.
  • The province committed 1% ($258 million) of the PST to municipalities in 2017-18, a 103% increase since 2007-08.
  • Saskatchewan Cities will receive $124 million in revenue sharing in 2017-18, a 156% increase since 2007-08.



  • CFIB released its 9th annual property tax report: WANTED: Property Tax Fairness, which examined the property tax burden in 75 Sask municipalities, and 31 RMs.
  • CFIB opposed property tax hikes and presented members’ concerns to the City of Regina, and the City of Saskatoon. We urged them to spend sustainably, and reduce the size/cost of government instead of hiking property taxes.


Results so far:

Disappointed many municipal leaders did not listen and hiked property taxes in 2017:

  • Estevan: 10.2%
  • Yorkton: 9.46%
  • Melville: 8.36%
  • Regina: 6.49%
  • Moose Jaw: 6.24%
  • North Battleford: 6%
  • Humboldt: 5.7%
  • Saskatoon: 4.82%
  • Melfort: 4.07%
  • Swift Current: 3.4%
  • Weyburn: 2.74%
  • Meadow Lake: 2%
  • Warman: 1.58%
  • Prince Albert: 1.5%


In the 2017 provincial budget, Education Property Tax mill rates increased to bring the contribution level to 40% of school funding, an increase of $54M.

Get involved! We will continue to fight for sustainable spending. Please take a moment to sign CFIB’s action alert and help us Tell Mayors to say ‘No’ to property tax hikes in 2018!

Next steps:

  • Stay tuned! CFIB’s 10th annual property tax gap report WANTED: Property Tax Fairness will be released fall 2017.


Find out how much more your municipality received in municipal revenue sharing from the Province since 2007.

August 15, 2017

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