Creditors can garnish your wages if you have stopped making payments towards your debt. In most cases they must obtain a wage garnishment order from the court and depending on the province can garnish up to 50% of your wages. If you are facing a a garnishee, read our tip sheet with 5 basic facts you need to know about a wage garnishment in Canada.
If you think bankruptcy can help, contact a bankruptcy trustee or review our other articles about dealing with a garnishment order:
- Is bankruptcy the best way to stop a wage garnishment
- Can creditors call my employer about my debts?
- What to do when CRA freezes your bank account.
- Who will know I’ve filed bankruptcy?