Wage Garnishing in Ontario

November 25th, 2019
Wage Garnishing in Ontario



If you’ve defaulted on a debt, creditors can sue. If a judgment is obtained, a writ of seizure can be issued resulting in an Order of Garnishee. In Ontario the amount of garnishee is governed by the Wages Act.

  • Commercial debts can be garnished up to 20%
  • Family support debts can be garnished up to the 50%
  • If you receive notice you’re being sued, you can put in a defence, and perhaps negotiate a better payment plan
  • Entering into either a bankruptcy or consumer proposal will cease any garnishment (with the exception of family support)