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A GUIDE TO FILING INCOME TAXES AS A NEWCOMER TO CANADA

Understand the ins and outs of tax season in Canada

For many newcomers filing your taxes for the first time can be a little daunting and confusing. It’s important you understand how taxes work, the way taxes impact life in Canada, the importance of paying your taxes on time every year to avoid penalties, and how to maximize your tax refund.

In this guide, we will take you through the key points that are essential during your first year in Canada. We’ll list the terms that will need to become familiar, guide you through the steps to prepare your income tax return, and suggest free services that can help you file your taxes. Our goal with this guide is to make sure you’re prepared to manage the expectations that come with paying taxes in Canada.

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Common questions about filing taxes as a newcomer to Canada

Information on tax credits

Common tax terms you should know

Types of income in Canada 

Tax implications of owning property before coming to Canada

Preparing to file your taxes 

Understanding your T4 (Statement of Remuneration Paid) slip

Filing taxes for the part of the tax year you were not in Canada

Filing taxes as a student in Canada 

AND MUCH MORE!!

Our goal is to help you reach yours. Arrive is dedicated to helping newcomers by providing the support, guidance and resources they need for career, life and financial success in Canada.

Arrive is supported by The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the largest bank in Canada* and one of the most reputed banks in the world, employing 80,000 people worldwide, which places us in a unique position to be able to help and support newcomers, like yourself, with credible and authentic resources that can help you get started with setting up a strong financial foundation in Canada.

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This guide is intended to provide you with general information about income taxes but it should not be viewed as providing tax, accounting or other professional advice. Even with all the detailed information in this guide, fully comprehending how taxes work in Canada is still complicated. For questions relating to your specific situation, please refer to a tax specialist (see the resources listed at the end of the guide).