Most students will not earn enough income from Canadian sources to be required to pay income tax to the Canadian government. However, if you earn income in Canada you are expected to file a tax return every year.
Completing Canadian Income Tax forms can be beneficial to you as you may qualify for a tax refund and long-term tax credits (if you have future Canadian income).
To complete your income tax return, typically you will need these tax-related receipts:
These tax-related receipts are produced in January and February for the previous tax year. Taxes owing must be paid by April 30, or interest charges will apply.
For further information, access the Canada Revenue Agency’s income tax information for international students.
This is an introductory video to help international students with income tax (English, Anglais). View more videos about Canadian income tax .
C'est une vidéo d'introduction pour aider les étudiants internationaux avec l'impôt sur le revenu (Français, French). Voyez d'autres vidéos à propos de l'impôt sur le revenu.