Pricing pollution: how it will work

Canadians are already feeling the costs of a changing climate in the floods, drought, wildfires, and record-breaking heatwaves across our country. Climate change is having a real impact on Canadians, on our health and our communities. Making sure there is a price on carbon pollution is an important part of the Government of Canada’s climate action plan. We’re putting a price on what we don’t want, pollution, so that we can have more of what we do want — lower emissions, cleaner air, a healthier environment, and opportunities for businesses with clean solutions.

Climate change is our biggest challenge, but it is also one of our biggest opportunities. By investing in clean solutions today, we can create the jobs of tomorrow and protect the environment for our kids and grandkids.

Each province and territory will have its own unique way of pricing carbon pollution. Find out which system will be in place where you live:

More information

News releases


Regulatory system for large industry: the Output-Based Pricing System

Fuel charge

Federal GHG Offset System

Supporting businesses and communities

Pan-Canadian Approach to Pricing Carbon Pollution

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