Do you need to tip in Canada? Different countries have different practices when it comes to tipping. In Canada, tipping is expected for places like restaurants and hotels. People may even tip their hairdresser or taxi driver. For restaurants, a tip between 10% and 20% on the total bill before tax is expected. Some restaurants automatically charge a 15% tip on the bill for a large group. In Canada, restaurant servers or wait staff have a lower wage and some may rely on tips. Tipping is an expected practice at restaurants but it is also a personal choice. The decision to give a tip and what amount the tip should be can depend on the quality of service you receive.