Below is tax information for International students in Canada from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).
Do you have a SIN or not?
If you do not have a SIN, contact Service Canada to see if you are eligible for one. For more information on how to apply for a SIN or to find a Service Canada centre near you, visit Service Canada, or call 1-800-206-7218.
If you are not eligible to get a SIN, complete Form T1261, Application for a Canada Revenue Agency Individual Tax Number (ITN) for Non-Residents, and send it along with your tax return forms. For more information, call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281.
Filing Taxes in Canada as an International Student
If you are an international student studying in Canada, you may have to file a Canadian income tax return. You must determine your residency status to know how you will be taxed in Canada to then see if you need to file. Please see the resources below to guide you!
Tax returns can definitely be confusing for those who have never done them before! We highly suggest you check out the resource below from Niagara Folk Arts to start.
Additional Resources to Assist in Filing Taxes
- NOTE: Tax clinics are usually offered closer to tax season (approx. February to April)
In addition, please click below to download a list of free clinics in 2023:
The T2202A tuition and education deduction tax certificate is available online via the Brock student portal typically by the end of February each year.
- To access it, please log in to select the Student Self-Serve tab and then go to Tax Certificates to view or download the form as a PDF.
NOTE: The T2202A certificate is not mailed to students. Visit the Brock Finance website for updates.