This is the average tipping percentage for restaurants in Canada

Canadians are tipping servers and bartenders more than pre-pandemic levels, according to a survey conducted by Restaurants Canada.

The survey, which was distributed to 1,500 Canadians in April 2022, found that when dining at a table-service restaurant, 44% of respondents tipped a higher percentage of their bill than before the pandemic. of COVID-19.

While the standard tip for table service in Canada was around 15% before the pandemic, it has come closer to 20% in most provinces since 2020. In April 2022, Canadians tipped 17, 6% on average, according to Restaurants Canada. . The survey was not distributed to the territories.

James Rilett, central vice-president of Restaurants Canada, attributes the increase to a shift in public perception of service work.

“People now realize or have realized how hard restaurant workers work. They want to recognize that, especially now that you see there’s a labor shortage and staff are working a lot harder,” Rilett previously told CTVNews Toronto.

Here’s how attitudes toward tipping compare across provinces in 2022, according to Restaurants Canada.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

In British Columbia, where the minimum hourly wage is $15.65, the survey found that 45% of respondents said they tipped more at restaurants than before the pandemic. In April 2022, the average restaurant in British Columbia tips 17% of the bill.

ALBERTA

In Alberta, where the minimum hourly wage is $15, the survey found that 34% of respondents said they tipped more at restaurants than before the pandemic. In April 2022, the average restaurant in Alberta tips 17.5% of the bill.

SASKATCHEWAN

In Saskatchewan, where the minimum hourly wage is $11.81, the survey found that 43% of respondents said they tipped more at restaurants than before the pandemic. In April 2022, the average restaurant in Saskatchewan tips 14.9% of the bill.

MANITOBA

In Manitoba, where the minimum hourly wage is $11.95, the survey found that 43% of respondents said they tipped more at restaurants than before the pandemic. In April 2022, the average restaurant in Manitoba tips 14.9% of the bill.

ONTARIO

In Ontario, where the minimum hourly wage is $15, the survey found that 53% of respondents said they tipped more at restaurants than before the pandemic. In April 2022, the average restaurant in Ontario tips 18.9% of the bill.

QUEBEC

In Quebec, where the minimum hourly wage for workers in the service industry is $11.40, the survey found that 39% of respondents said they tipped more in restaurants than before the pandemic. . In April 2022, the average diner in Quebec tips 17% of the bill.

NEW BRUNSWICK

In New Brunswick, where the minimum hourly wage is $12.75, the survey found that 35% of respondents said they tipped more at restaurants than before the pandemic. In April 2022, the average customer in New Brunswick tips 16.3% of the bill.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

In Prince Edward Island, where the minimum hourly wage is $13.70, the survey found that 35% of respondents said they tipped more at restaurants than before the pandemic. As of April 2022, the average customer in Prince Edward Island tips 16.3% of the bill.

NEW SCOTLAND

In Nova Scotia, where the minimum hourly wage is $13.35, the survey found that 35% of respondents said they tipped more at restaurants than before the pandemic. In April 2022, the average restaurant in Nova Scotia tips 16.3% of the bill.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

In Newfoundland and Labrador, where the minimum hourly wage is $13.20, the survey found that 35% of respondents said they tipped more in restaurants than before the pandemic. In April 2022, the average customer in Newfoundland and Labrador tips 16.3% of the bill.

With files from Hannah Alberga of CTV News Toronto

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