There are some Canadian provinces which charge Probate fees or taxes equal to a percentage of the value of your estate – to be paid out of the Estate before any beneficiaries are paid. In Alberta, we have specified Probate fees for the issue of a Grant of Probate or Grant of Administration, as prescribed in the Surrogate Rules. These fees are listed below:

Net value of property in the Estate Fee
$10,000 or under $35
over $10,000 but not more than $25,000 $135
over $25,000 but not more than $125,000 $275
over $125,000 but not more than $250,000 $400
over $250,000 $525

Other Fees

In addition to the Alberta Probate fees listed above, an Estate will typically pay fees to the Personal Representative of the Estate, as well as any other professional hired to assist in distributing the Estate in any way (lawyer, accountant, etc).

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To learn more about some of the other fees potentially associated with the administration of an Estate, see:
Probate Lawyer Fees
Personal Representative Fees


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