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Money and Taxes

Paying Your Tuition and Fees

Western provides a variety of payment methods to students, including Western Union Bank-to-Bank Transfer and international wire transfer using both Canadian Dollar and U.S. dollar. It is important for you to pay your tuition on time to avoid late penalty charges. Please visit the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Making a Budget

We have built a table to better assist you with your budget planning. It is always good for you to keep tracking your expenses. If you have further questions regarding to your financial stress, please contact the International and Exchange Student Centre office.

Financial Assistance

Western offers financial assistance to international students through scholarships, bursaries, work opportunities and emergency loans. Please select an option from the left navigation. To speak to someone on the phone or in person about financial assistance offered by Western, contact Student Financial Services or contact us at the International and Exchange Student Centre.

International Student Work Opportunities Program (I.S.W.O.P.)

The International Student Work Opportunities Program (I.S.W.O.P.) is a work study program for international undergraduate (main campus degree) students designed to provide financial assistance through paid part-time employment on the campus. The program provides international undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain and enhance skills, obtain work experience in a Canadian context, engage with the campus community and enhance their experience of studying and living in Canada.

Income Taxes in Canada

As an international student, any income you earn while in Canada (employment, scholarships, bursaries, teaching/research assistantships, fellowships, investments, etc.), is subject to Canadian Income Tax. Meanwhile, international student also entitles to all kinds of Canadian Tax Credits.  You can ask your tax related questions during our Income Tax Clinic for international students in every March, or book an appointment with IESC officers at anytime.

Social Insurance Number (SIN)

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that is required for every worker in Canada. Please visit Social Insurance Number page for more information.