Tipping is one of those non-written, but definitely mandatory, social rules in Canada. For those who don't know a tip is a small amount of money that's given in addition to the payment of a certain service, as a thank you to the person delivering the service.
For someone who has never tipped before it can be confusing when to tip, where to tip, and how much you're supposed to tip. This guide will help explain these rules.
At a Restaurant
At a sit-down restaurant
poor service = 10% of total bill
good service = 15% of total bill
amazing service = 20% of the total bill
Takeout or pick-up
no tip necessary (can do it if you want but definitely not mandatory)
Tip jars at fast-food counters
no tip necessary (again, can do it if you want but definitely not mandatory)
Food delivery drivers
Under normal conditions it's good to tip 10-15%.
If the weather is bad, or they need to drive a really long way to get to you the consider tipping them 15-20%.
Hairstylist or barber: 15-25%
Spa services: 15-25%