The Dealhack Canadian Government Employee Discount Guide is the result of our quarterly survey of brands that offer discounts to federal, provincial, municipal, and territorial government employees of Canada. Every three months, our team independently verifies each and every discount on this list. We also add more brands to the list regularly when we come across them.
The list currently includes over 30 brands grouped to 9 categories for your convenience. You can also save or print the list to use as a handy reference.
Most labour unions and collective bargaining groups in Canada have partnerships with different stores and services to provide discounts to their members. Some stores offer discounts that are not posted online, so always make sure to bring your union membership card whenever you go shopping!
Note: We prepared a list of all the free resources available online throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.
ServicePlus: ServicePlus is a benefits program that offers discounts on hundreds of product brands and services to signed members of partner Canadian union groups such as AMAPECO, CAPE, and PIPSC. No additional fee is required aside from your regular union membership when you join ServicePlus (source).
AMAPCEO: The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) has over 14,000 members, with most of them working in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Regular, associate, and retired AMAPCEO members can join the ServicePlus benefits program for no additional fees when they sign up using their union-provided ID number. Call 1-888-262-7236 (source).
CAPE: The Canadian Association of Professional Employees is composed of more than 17,000 federal public service members. CAPE regular members pay $48 per month and can join ServicePlus for free when they sign up using their union member ID number. Call 613-236-9181 or 1-800-265-9181 (source).
PIPSC: The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is currently composed of more than 60,000 members. Once you become a member of PIPSC, you can join ServicePlus for free using your union member ID number (source).
PSAC: The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) consists of more than 200,000 members, most of them public sector employees in the provinces and territories of Canada. Union members of PSAC are eligible for exclusive savings and benefits from select hotels, transport services, insurance programs, and more (source).
Car Rental Discounts
Avis: Federal government employees of Canada on official travel are eligible for special rates, no extra fees, and unlimited mileage when they rent a car at participating Avis locations. Call 1-800-879-2847 (source).
Clothing & Retail Discounts
The Brick: The Brick offers discounts on select furniture purchases to Canadian government workers who are members of the ServicePlus benefits program (source).
Health & Fitness Discounts
Energie Cardio: Energie Cardio offers a 15% discount on annual membership fees to Canadian government employees who are subscribed to the ServicePlus benefits program (source).
LASIK MD: Government employees who are members of ServicePlus can save up to $200 on LASIK correctional vision laser surgery for both eyes (source).
Hotel & Resort Discounts
Delta Hotels & Resorts: PSAC members are eligible for special rates at participating Delta Hotels & Resorts locations. Call 1-800-268-1133 or book online to receive a discount (source).
International Hotel Group (IHG): Canadian government employees on official travel are eligible for discounted rates at select IHG Hotels. Bring a valid photo ID upon check-in (source).
Mariott on the Falls: Mariott on the Falls is offering special room rates to Canadian government employees when they call 1-800-618-9059 or book a reservation online (source).
Novotel Ottawa: Municipal, provincial, and federal government employees are eligible for special rates at Novotel Ottawa when they book online. Call (613) 230-3033 or 1-855-677-3033 (source).
Insurance & Banking Discounts
AGR Insurance: Members of PSAC can access discounts on select home and car insurance plans from AGR when they request a quote online or call 1-877-880-5029 (source).
BMO: The Bank of Montreal (BMO) offers an exclusive credit card rewards program for PSAC members. The BMO PSAC Air Miles Mastercard lets you earn 1 point for every $15 spent. The BMO PSAC CashBack Mastercard lets you earn 1.25% cashback on all purchases. Other features are also included (source).
Coughlin & Associates: The Public Service Alliance of Canada and Coughlin & Associates have partnered to provide voluntary group life insurance for PSAC members. The free $5,000 insurance plan covers immediate family members and only applies when certain conditions are met. Call 1-800-216-1107 or send an email to [email protected] (source).
Apple: Apple Canada Stores offers a 10% discount to government employees. Call or visit your nearest authorized retailer and bring your valid government ID. Available at select locations only (source).
Rogers: The Rogers Employee Price Plan provides discounted rates on select cellular plans and devices to employees of Canadian federal government agencies. Call 1-844-667-5925 for inquiries on how to register (source).
SmartCell: Canadian government employees can join the TELUS Employee Purchase Program to receive discounts on select cellular plans and mobile devices. Contact their nearest office via phone or visit your local authorized dealer (source).
Porter Airlines: Porter Airlines offers a 10% discount to government employees and up to 4 additional passengers. ServicePlus membership is required (source).
VIA Rail: Canadian government employees and up to 3 additional companions can get 11% off select tickets from VIA Rail Canada when they use the discount code 700804. Bring valid photo ID upon boarding (source). PSAC members can get 10% off VIA Rail tickets for themselves and up to 3 family members when they use the discount code 710697. Restrictions apply (source).
Zero-Emission Vehicle Discounts
Go Electric Vehicle Incentive Program: The Go Electric Vehicle Incentive Program offers a $3,000 incentive to British Columbia government employees when they lease or buy a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, battery-electric vehicle, or long-ranger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Shorter range plug-in hybrid electric vehicle purchases qualify for a $1,500 discount. The incentive does not include vehicles with a retail price of over $55,000 (source).
Roulez vert Program: The Roulez vert (“Roll Green”) Program offers rebates on new electric vehicles (up to $8,000), used electric vehicles ($4,000), and home charging stations (up to $600). Charging stations for workplaces or multi-unit buildings are eligible for rebates of up to $5,000 per connector (source).
Transport Canada: Transport Canada offers the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (IZEV) program to federal government employees who lease or purchase any eligible zero-emission vehicle. The incentive is $2,500 for shorter-range plug-in hybrid vehicles and $5,000 for longer-range plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Restrictions apply (source).
Enjoy your Discounts!
Please share this guide with others so they will be well-informed of the extra benefits that can be enjoyed by the hardworking employees of Canada’s public sector. If you know any more stores that offer discounts to federal, provincial, municipal, and territorial government workers, feel free to leave a comment below!