Ongoing economic activity at YWG generates tax revenue contributions for all levels of government. In 2019, total tax contributions from YWG-related direct employment to all levels of government are estimated to be in the order of roughly $288 million. The federal government is the largest recipient of tax revenue, receiving over $200 million (70% of the total), as seen in Figure 5-1. The provincial government received a tax revenue contribution of $80 million (27% of the total), while the municipal government received nearly $8 million in tax revenues (3% of the total).
Figure 5‑1: Annual Estimated Tax Revenues of YWG by Level of Government, 2019
Note: Taxation impacts are based on 2019 tax rates.
A complete summary of tax contributions by YWG passengers and businesses is provided in Figure 5-2.
Figure 5‑2: Current Tax Contributions of YWG Airport Passengers and Businesses – 2019
For the purposes of the tax analysis, the GST and PST components are displayed separately to document the federal and provincial portions of tax collected respectively.
Summation totals may not add up due to rounding.
Figure 5‑3: Annual Estimated Tax Revenues of YWG by Taxpayer, 2019
WAA and Other Airport Employers/Employees
Note: Taxation impacts are based on 2019 tax rates. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
- 1 Includes $9.5 million in Federal Ground Lease Payments and $2.2 million in municipal property taxes paid by WAA.