Federal Fuel Charge

The federal carbon pollution pricing system was implemented in Alberta on January 1, 2020. A charge on fossil fuels is part of the Canadian government’s climate change action plan to help lower carbon emissions. You will notice a line item on your gas bill to reflect the rate per GJ of natural gas consumed. For more information please click on the following link: Alberta and Pollution Pricing. 

Effective Date                    Federal Fuel Charge per GJ

January 1, 2020                  $1.05/GJ

April 1, 2020                       $1.58GJ

April 1, 2021                       $2.10/GJ

April 1, 2022                       $2.63/GJ

Climate Action Incentive payments

To help pay for the new charge, eligible Albertan’s will receive incentive payments when they file their income tax return. These payments will increase annually. Please see below for an example of how much your family could receive. 

  • $444 for a single adult or the first adult in a couple
  • $222 for the second adult in a couple
  • $111 for each child in the family 
  • Additional 10% for residents of small and rural communities

*A rural family of four could get up to $976.