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BC PST Exemption

If you are purchasing from our website for protection on your work site, you may be eligible for PST exemption on your order.

As per the Government of British Columbia, the following categories of products that we sell are considered PST exempt if they are to be used on a work site (note that the exemption is valid regardless of whether the employee/employer is purchasing them, and no PST number or form is required):

  • Caps, safety (not including optional weather liners, skull caps, hairnets or sweatbands)
  • Face shields
  • Footwear with built-in safety features, such as safety toes, loggers’ caulks or acid resistant qualities (not including footwear designed solely for weather protection)
  • Gauntlets
  • Gloves designed to be worn by a worker with built-in safety features, such as reinforced thumbs, palms or cuffs, designed to protect the wearer from physical harm, including: traffic safety gloves if designed to enhance visibility disposable gloves if designed to be worn by a worker (e.g. grip cotton poly, latex, neoprene, nitrile, polymer, tri-polymer, vinyl, surgical, natural rubber)
    • Note: General purpose gloves, dress gloves and gloves designed primarily to protect the wearer from natural elements are taxable
  • Respirators
  • Safety glasses and safety goggles

Listed below is exempt safety equipment and protective clothing for general use (anyone may be PST exempt, without a PST number or exemption form):

  • Safety vests and safety bibs – the sole purpose of which is to enhance the visibility of the wearer

If the clothing you are purchasing is required under WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, or if you are an employer purchasing safety garments and equipment for your company (this includes purchases for educational institutions and those who are self-employed), you are also eligible for PST exemption. However, you must provide either a valid PST number, or fill out a General Certificate of Exemption.

Planning on placing an order on which you believe some/all of your items will be eligible for PST exemption? Please contact one of our friendly customer support representatives and they’ll confirm it for you!

With the exception of businesses providing valid PST numbers prior to the order being placed, all PST will need to be adjusted and appropriately reimbursed after the order has been processed.

Missed seeing this page before you placed your order? No problem! You have 180 days after the original purchase date to claim a PST refund. Please contact customer support at, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

For the full list of PST exempt safety equipment, or to subscribe for updates on PST regulations, please visit this site.

First Nations

We also provide tax exemptions for orders delivered to a reserve. Only Ontario permits a point-of-sale exemption, whereas in every other province and territory, a sales tax exemption can only be claimed where goods are to be delivered to a reserve by vendors or their agents (a courier or the postal service).

  • Please create an account on our site
  • Email us photos of the front and back of your valid Indian Status card
  • Provide us with the reservation shipping address

For more information, the Canada Revenue Agency has a helpful page here. Kindly refer to the respective provincial policies outlined below.

BC, AB, SK, MB, NB, NS, PEI, and NL

If you place an order for delivery to your reservation and provide us with your valid Indian Status card, you will be exempt from paying GST/HST.


If you place an order for delivery to your reservation and provide us with your valid Indian Status card, you will be exempt from paying GST/QST.


For those in Ontario, we are unable to offer the tax exemption as it is prohibited by law for online purchases. You may send a claim for refund to the Ontario Ministry of Finance here.

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