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2019 Payroll Deduction Table for Nova Scotia

The New Year has started which means making updates to payroll deductions. To help you out, we’ve prepared a summary chart including all the 2019 rates for CPP, EI, taxes etc.



Employment Insurance

 Maximum insurable earnings: $53,100
 Maximum employee premium: $860.22
 Maximum employer premium: $1,204.31

Employee: 1.62
Employer: 1.62 x 1.4 = 2.268%

Some employees related to the  employer may be exempt from paying Employment insurance – please read our article to learn more.


Maximum pensionable earnings: $57,400
Basic exemption: $3,500
Maximum employee premium: $2,748.90
Maximum employer premium: $2,748.90

Self-employed maximum premium: $5,497.80

Employer and employee contribution rate: 5.1%

Self-employed: 10.2%

Federal  & Provincial income tax

Basic deduction:

Workers’ Compensation

Maximum insurable: $60,900 per person

Based on classification

Need help navigating through a WCB Claim?  The Employer Advisor is there to help.

Minimum wage

As of April 1, 2019

$11.55 / hour (Experienced Rate)

$11.05 / hour (Inexperienced Rate)