Important Tax Details – Professional Development Courses & Learning Activities

Under the University Policy “Employee Access to MacEwan Learning Activities” (D2020), employees may enrol in available, scheduled courses and learning activities without paying tuition to a maximum tuition fee value as established by the university. The tuition value for eligible employees is the equivalent of up to $1,100 per year (July 1 to June 30 of the following year) for a maximum of three courses and/or learning activities at MacEwan.

Please note, if you are taking a MacEwan course or learning activity that you have identified on the application form as primarily a personal benefit, under the Canada Revenue Agency regulations, this activity will be assessed as a taxable benefit. This assessment and a deduction through your bi-weekly pay will occur at the time of completion of the course or activity.

If you have any questions regarding the above or would like more information about this program, please contact Human Resources at <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=UWJ6Z0NEX0NVKntvaGx3bWY-3D_19>. You can read about taxable benefits versus non-taxable benefits on Revenue Canada’s here.