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Maximum insurable earnings: $60,300
Maximum employee premium: $952.74
Maximum employer premium: $1,333.84
Employee rate: 1.58%
Employer rate: 1.58% x 1.4 = 2.21%
Some employees related to the employer may be exempt from paying EI premiums. Read our article to learn more.
Maximum pensionable earnings: $64,900
Basic exemption: $3,500
Maximum employee premium: $3,499.80
Maximum employer premium: $3,499.80
Self-employed maximum premium: $6,999.60
Employer and employee contribution rate: 5.7%
Self-employed contribution rate: 11.4%
CPP is deducted for employees between 18 and 69 years old, even if the employee is receiving a CPP pension. Exception: Don’t deduct CPP if the employee is between 65 and 70 and has completed Form CPT30.
Basic deduction (basic personal amount):
- Federal: $14,398; but when net income is more than $155,625 use TD1-WS 2022 Worksheet to find basic deduction amount
- Provincial: $19,369
For deductions based on different income levels, see:
As of June 26, 2019 Alberta's general minimum wage is $15.00/hour.
Students under the age of 18 are paid $13.00/hour. This rate applies to the first 28 hours worked in a week when school is in session. Students must be paid the general minimum wage of $15/hour for any hours exceeding 28 hours in one week.