Issue 17-37: Investment Income

February 24, 2017

There were 1,177,720 tax filers in British Columbia who reported investment income in 2015, a decrease of 1.2% from the total in 2014. Those who reported investment income represented 34% of tax filers. Despite the fewer number of British Columbian investors reporting income, the value of total investment income jumped 15.5% to $12.8 billion in 2015.

Nationally, the number of tax filers reporting investment income also dipped (-2.4%) in 2015, with every province recording a decrease. Meanwhile, the value of investment income rose 18.2% to $81.7 billion, due in part to higher value in Alberta (+34.0%) and Ontario (+16.0%). The national median value of investment income was $660, with investors in B.C. and Alberta reporting the highest median values ($830 and $840, respectively) in the country.

Data Source: Statistics Canada