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Income taxes

As soon as individuals commence employment, the appropriate provincial and federal income taxes will be deducted. Individuals covered by tax exempt treaties should present the appropriate paperwork to the Payroll department. Specific questions relating to the definition of Canadian residency in provincial or federal tax acts should be directed to Revenue Québec or to the Canada Revenue Agency. The latter addresses this topic on their site (a link to Revenue Québec is supplied through the Canada Revenue Agency site).

The Quebec government offers a tax exemption for up to five years for foreign-national and repatriated Canadian professors in designated disciplines. You must be specialized in the fields of science and engineering, finance, health, and new information and communications technologies. First-time applicants should apply soon after commencing at Concordia. The tax exemption must be renewed every year by February 1.

We have prepared two documents that may be helpful in evaluating whether you are eligible and how to prepare an application. Lyse Jean-Baptiste, Academic Staff Officer (, is available to assist on how to prepare an application for the exemption.

The tax exemption measure extends to foreign-national postdoctoral fellows. For information in this category, please write to

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