|Where can I get information and support to file my taxes in Canada?|
As an international student, it is important to have a good understanding of what is expected of you regarding Canadian taxes, as well as how to correctly file Canadian tax returns. There are several options for getting help with your taxes. Below we have included video tutorials, online resources, workshops to further your understanding, and community tax resources. Please see the video tutorials created by the Canada Revenue Agency, which can help provide a better understanding of the Canadian tax system. It's important to know how and why to file, and how this relates to residency, scholarships/bursaries, deductions, and much more!
Canada’s Income Tax System
Workshops and Information Sessions
February 11, 10am-11am EST - International Student Connect Session on Personal Finance
February 25, 6-7pm EST - Understanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits
March 3, 11:30am-12:30pm EST - Understanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits.
March 9, 1-2pm - Personal Finance with Author Rob Brown
Getting Assistance with Your Taxes
What to bring with you:
Information Orillia Income Tax Clinic (OR)
Lakehead Social Planning Council (TB)
Salvation Army Tax Clinic (OR)
Government of Canada Certified Tax Software
The NETFILE and ReFILE services will be open until Friday, January 22, 2021. Visit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/netfile-overview/certified-software-netfile-program.html for more information.
UFile (TB & OR)
As a member of LUSU and the Canadian Federation for Students (CFS), you have access to a FREE online tax filing for free from UFile! To file for free, members must:
|Am I required to have a negative COVID-19 test in order to board my flight travelling into or outside of Canada?|
As of January 7th 2021, all travellers seeking entry to Canada are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test completed 72 hours prior to their flight departure (96 hours for select destinations: https://tc.canada.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-issued-transport-canada/covid-19-pre-departure-testing-transport-canada-interim-order).
Please visit this link for more information.
For students travelling internationally, you must familiarize yourself with COVID-19 testing requirements prior to booking your flight. Some countries also require proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel along with other requirements.
|If my visa is rejected can I still study my online classes?|
Yes, you can still continue your winter semester online, however these courses will not be counted towards your post-graduate work permit duration upon graduation. They will however be counted towards your course requirements for degree completion. We would recommend you make an appointment with Lakehead University’s Immigration Advisor at
To resubmit your study permit application right away if you decide to continue your studies.