Income taxes are a portion of your income that is paid to the government or deducted from your pay to help pay for government services such as education and policing. It is recommended that all students (both domestic and international) file a tax return. By filing a tax return, you may be entitled to money back if you work while you are in Canada. Tuition is also tax deductible and your tuition credits can be used if you work in Canada after you graduate from university.
Canada Revenue Agency has produced a series of short information videos for international students to guide you through Canada's income tax system. Here you will find all you need to know about the Canadian tax system, determining your residency status for tax purposes, filing your taxes, scholarships and much more.