Canadian Taxation

Program Overview

This is an introductory course for students wanting to learn the key concepts and practices of taxation in Canada. The main objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of Canadian Taxation in the related fields of Bookkeeping and Accounting. This course includes topics on personal tax, corporate tax, processes of GST/PST, and deductions available under the tax laws in Canada. Students will be able to prepare T1 General and T2 Corporate Tax returns at the end of this course.

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Work as a payroll clerk or assistant with our Canadian Taxation program. Get a basic understanding personal tax, corporate tax, processes of GST/PST, and deductions available under the tax laws in Canada.

Job Opportunities

  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Assistant


Earn up to $35.00 per hour as a Payroll Assistant
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more) and Proof of English Language Proficiency.

For English Language Domestic Students need to have Grade 10 English or Successful Completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by College Authorities.

International Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

  • IELTS 5.5 Bands or More
  • CLB Score of 6 or more
  • PTE Academic 50 or more
  • Any other English language assessment test with equivalent score
  • Successful Completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by College Authorities
  • Successful Completion of 24 week ESL Program at Western Community College

Program Duration

80 hours

Course Outline

Course Number Course Name Hours
1 Basic concepts in Canadian  taxation 5
2 Explaining T1-General step by step 2
3 Preparing T-1 General step by step 18
4 Claiming credits and deductions in T1 General 12
5 Explaining the difference between T1 and T2 2
6 Calculating expenses and deductions in a T2 for tax purposes 18
7 Preparing a T2 – Corporate t ax return 18
8 Calculating and claiming  GST/PST 5

Fee Structure

Registration Fee $100
Tuition Fee $600
Total $700

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Lime of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

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